Everything about Bono: from his restless childhood in Dublin during the Irish Troubles to the birth of U2; the band’s rise from the bottom of the business to the pinnacle of the music industry; his spiritual unrest and his battle against poverty and Aids; the band’s record-breaking career and Bono’s countless collaborations with artists and musicians from all walks of life.
The book coincides with Bono’s 60th birthday and the 40th anniversary of U2’s first album. It tells the amazing personal and artistic life of a dazzling international star who grew up in the capital of the Emerald Isle, where music and literature intertwine with irresistible charm.
U2 are unquestionably one of the most influential bands ever. Their career is revisited from the point of view of their world-famous vocalist and leader, Bono Vox. We get to hear from Bono himself as well as from family, friends, fellow band members and other musicians. The book includes anecdotes, little-known facts, timelines and historical inserts.
It is a stunning story from beginning to end, packed with previously unreleased twists; it details a truly unique political and social experience in the history of music and in contemporary society.