Caddy Rowland's Reviews > Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed

Iggy Pop by Paul Trynka
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it was amazing

I don't know how anyone could give this book less than 5 stars unless they don't find Iggy Popp fascinating...and if they don't, why would they read it?

I enjoyed it very much. Many times it made me sad for Iggy. I felt compassion for him, even during his ugliest moments, as I think he has some issues most people will never understand, including me. But to have a persona that completely takes over your mind and body...it can be your performance but it also can ruin your personal relationships. And, as the book indicates, it isn't easy to switch off and on. I don't believe it was quite so easy as to say he had a choice. Not sure he did.

I love Iggy very much. I think punk, heavy metal, and music that followed owe a debt of gratitude to him. I also hope by now he has opened himself up to truly loving and finds peace and a happy personal life.

The ending of the book had me sobbing. It was heartbreakingly beautiful in it's wording.
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Reading Progress

February 17, 2016 – Started Reading
February 17, 2016 – Shelved
March 9, 2016 – Finished Reading

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