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This Is a Call by Paul Brannigan
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Well written, full of information, though it's somewhat the wrong kind of information. Punk rock history, the beginning and end of Nirvana. Details about the various things that happened to the Foo Fighters over the years... this book is supposed to be about Dave Grohl! For much of the book it felt like it was about everything BUT him. It gets better as we get closer to present day, but it still doesn't delve into the life of the man like I'd hoped. But, I guess having read it I now know why - he's just not that kind of guy. He likes to keep his personal life very personal.

Once I adjusted to the fact that the book wasn't quite what I'd hoped, I got into it and did enjoy it. I don't consider reading it to have been a waste of time, but if you're looking to find out more about Dave Grohl the man, I don't think this book is for you.
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Greg I agree w your assessment. Spot on!


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Kazzy  Stallwood There's a reason why it's not so much about him, he said he didn't want to do a full on biography until his career was over.


Deanna Kazzy wrote: "There's a reason why it's not so much about him, he said he didn't want to do a full on biography until his career was over."

Be that as it may, when you see "The life and times of" on the cover, you tend to think it's about the life and times of that person, not the history of punk. I was aware it wasn't an official biography. Still, more Grohl less music history please! :)


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