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Clapton by Eric Clapton
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Nov 13, 2010

really liked it
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Read in December, 2010

** spoiler alert ** After a second run-through, this time listening to the audio book, I noticed a lot that I missed the first time around.

Most of the first half of the book talks about his childhood and establishing himself as the greatest guitarist in the world - My words, not his - talking about how he got involved with the various bands and musicians he played with and that influenced his career and his playing styles. Interspersed is talk of drink, drugs and the women he was involved with.

The second half of the book focuses primarily on his well-known addictions to heroin and alcohol, the women in his life, and how he got clean and sober. The music is still a large part of the book, but not the MAIN topic.

Over-all, this was a GREAT read. My only wish is that Eric would have read the audio-book himself.
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Jackie This was a great read. Incredible life he led. Inspirational in many ways. I'd go mental if he narrated the audio book himself.
I adore Clapton, guitar-god extraordinaire. I even named my kid after him.


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