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If you enjoy "come back kid" success stories you will love this one. The only thing I missed, is that Mr. Clapton does not define himself as a very, big being. Up to the reader to figure out. He was never on my radar before but now I am a fan. I have nothing but respect, admiration, and the best regards for him and his family. I had no idea of the monumental charity work he has been responsible for.
Eric Clapton's autobiography is probably more interesting as a chronicle of the many bands and people he performed with as it is for a look at his personal story and struggle with addictions. He is not very inciteful but his struggle with sex, drugs, alcohol and rock and roll are worth reading if you struggle with addiction or are a Clapton fan. Otherwise, its mediocre.
This story reveals courage, hope and victory. It tells us that although a person can obtain all of the material advantages that life can offer, there is still something more that adds character to the human soul.
This book started off slow for me but over time it got more interesting. Hearing of the tales that inspired some of his most famous songs was insightful. Some people are complaining about how this book dealt to much with addiction, but addiction is probably the biggest issue of Clapton's life so it makes sense. The book starts to ramble on towards the end like he didn't know how to wrap it up, but overall if you're a Clapton fan I think you'll find this book entertaining.
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wow.. that was amazing.. great story. clapton isnt god but he'll do for a rock legend.. after you read this book your best move would be to go buy an album.. it all makes sense.
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As a recovering alcholic, this autobiography is right on the money. The path to the bottom is always the same. This is an incredibly honest book; not for the timid.
A great book to read. The counter culture had a lot going on, including drugs and drink. But most of us were looking for our purpose. Sorry to hear many of our rockers, didn't have a clue. Thanks to Eric, who is now sober, we can cheer him on as a true leader of our past. Glad he made it!
I have read all of the books about Clapton and this is by far the best. As you listen to this I can understand where he is coming from, and it made me really understand his music.
This book is like sitting down and having someone tell you their own story. The good, the bad, the really bad and all the ups and downs. It's reassuring that even the most famous and talented have real lives and real stories to tell. So sit down, get a cup of tea and have a nice read.