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Waging Heavy Peace | [Neil Young]

Waging Heavy Peace

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. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    C. Carlson 11-07-12
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    If you could sum up Waging Heavy Peace in three words, what would they be?

    Neil Young's mind


    What did you like best about this story?

    The free ranging way he tells his tales is in keeping with who Neil Young is. He is an artist with lots of ideas!


    What does Keith Carradine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Keith Carradine was a brilliant choice as narrator, he walked the walk right along with the author


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he speaks about his children, and the way he and his wife have come to understand the needs of their quadriplegic son, he reveals a well of empathy and compassion


    Any additional comments?

    A worthy visit through the winding mind of a real interesting guy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Metaphorical 1 Dekalb, Illinois, US 10-21-12
    Metaphorical 1 Dekalb, Illinois, US 10-21-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Worst editing ever"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book seems to be trying to induce an experience of what it's like to have ADD. I love Neil Young, but this is the worst editing ever, which is to say it was not edited. Bad decision. No quality control. The narrative has no cohesiveness whatsoever. It jumps from sentence to sentence to new topics and 40 year time frames without any rhyme, reason, direction or definition. sadly, I can not recomend this book.


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    Tracey east amherst, NY, United States 12-20-12
    Tracey east amherst, NY, United States 12-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Neil's a total drag"
    What disappointed you about Waging Heavy Peace?

    what you get with this book - an oh so little taste of Neil's life but lots of sales pitches for his new inventions. don't waste your money. he's not that interesting


    Would you ever listen to anything by Neil Young again?

    no


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Keith Carradine?

    a mute person


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Waging Heavy Peace?

    anything about his stupid trains or his audio technology or his car engines


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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