An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir: "I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I just kept going."
Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career, spanning his time in bands like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crazy Horse; moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards.
©2012 Neil Young (P)2012 Penguin Audio
One of my favorite biographies. I felt like i was sitting down with Neil Young as he told me stories about his life.
Neil Young. Listening to the book brought me closer to who the man is instead of just the guy on the records.
Just listening to Neil describe his passion for not just his music, but all music.
That would be nice, if a little impractical. The narrative aspect of it was a nice change from most biographies I have read.
It is possible to both be an admirer of his music and not a fan of this book. This autobiography seems honest and well-meaning, it just isn't my cup of tea. Maybe if I was an old rock and roll guy I'd like it more.
The stories are a bit scattered, but I found that part charming. It's just that after an hour or so I started to feel like I was hanging out with an old man who's a bit out of touch. Young pays tribute to many of his friends and family, it's really sweet overall, it's just that it's surprisingly really sappy and the sentimentality directed towards cars, toy trains, guitars, houses, and other property of the sort is not that interesting to everyone.
I think that if the book had been read by the author it could have worked better. I saw Neil Young on the Daily Show and it made me want to get this book. The title itself was also super promising.
I was sadly disappointed.
Yes. It's an easy fun listen for anyone into the old school philosophy that art and music is important for the development of the soul.
Rust Never Sells
In his weathered Pendleton and T-shirt Niel Young stands alone among the artist of his time. As all the others have retired or sold-out and commercialized he stands true to the idea that music is not commerce or commodity but art. And in spite of the odds he fights the good fight and keeps the faith for those among us who still know and care.
Loved David Carradine's performance. Many interesting points came up, but it was a bit all over the place as timeline goes and can be hard for the listener to follow.
Not really an ending as Neil's adventure continues
There is more to Neil than meets the ear.
I have. Interesting life.
Hearing Neil's take on those things I've heard about him
Neil Young cruising down the highway in his old boat of a car with a quiet electric motor and the top of the line pono car stereo system.
Waging Heavy Peace was very well read, it felt like I was hanging out with Neil and he was telling me stories about himself. It seemed like I got to know him a little, and really got a feel for his amazing life. He has a lot of heart, and has really lived his life with integrity. By the time it was over, I had a bit of a hero!
I think being able to listen to listen to it.
You won't be ripped off as I was.
Have someone contact me about this.
Actually, Keith Carridine did a great job narrating.
Learning so much about Neil Young and his personal life and interests... I had no idea his was into so many different things besides music.
His voice is clear and easy to understand.
Not sure why his editor allowed it but the book is extremely disjointed. He jumps around like a crazed person.... sorry Neil, I love you but your writing needs work.
I adore his music
There is no poetry in his biography
I understand he is now sober
It's a failure in sobriety
Probably the last speech
I hope not
Too much to cut
A great glimpse at the man and the musician
All the experiences he describes along the way
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