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How to Be a Man Audiobook

How to Be a Man: (and Other Illusions)

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Publisher's Summary

Duff McKagan is one of the most respected survivors in hard rock. In How to Be a Man, he shares the wisdom he gained on the path to superstardom - from his time with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver to getting sober after a life of hard living to achieving his personal American dream of marrying a supermodel, raising a family, and experiencing what it's like to be winked at by Prince.

An interviewer's favorite, McKagan's wisdom has been sought out on everything from financial planning and relationships to surviving the summer festival circuit and escaping a military coup. Expanding on his popular weekly columns in Seattle Weekly and on playboy.com and espn.com, McKagan equips listeners with the knowledge they need to rock fatherhood, manage their money, and remain a good dude in spite of it all.

©2015 Duff McKagan (P)2016 Tantor

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    Sue 10-07-16
    Sue 10-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good storytelling"

    Duff is a such an incredibly talented writer, storyteller, musician, and the list goes on! However, having JUST 'read' the amazing "It's So Easy", I have to say that it was a tough act to follow.
    Still inspiring & appreciated though!!!

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    Janet M. 05-19-17
    Janet M. 05-19-17
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    "Duff McKagan is the best!"

    I admire Duff McKagan and have thoroughly enjoyed both of his books. I am a forty something female, currently a stay at home mom to three boys. Why would I listen to Duff? Because he has tons of great things to share and teach all of us. He is the REAL deal. Some of his stories are laugh out loud funny and some brought tears to my eyes. The narrator was excellent and I felt like I was listening directly to Duff. Can't wait for the next one.

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    Kassondra 07-26-16
    Kassondra 07-26-16
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    "great book"

    great read, especially with the band reuniting so recently. nice to read about musicians, where the drugs and excess are not the highlight of the story.

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    Amazon Customer 07-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Had some good things in it but hated the narrator "

    The book it self was not bad but the narrator's voice was annoying. If it wasn't for Duff doing a good job with the book I would not have continued it.

    I loved his first book. This was a pretty good read. If you don't have his first book check that out for sure.

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    D B 06-27-16
    D B 06-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "funny more father's should share."

    great. I wish more people has common sense. I knew exactly where the trip in Paris was going

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    Joseph S. Wentz SC 06-05-16
    Joseph S. Wentz SC 06-05-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Definitely An Illusion"

    Not at all what I thought it'd be about. Pretty boring...sorry Duff. Just not there.

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    Mike 03-29-16
    Mike 03-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Dig the guy, ..the book didn't have a lot to say."

    I like the album and book lists. ...not in a book, ..but they would have made great magazine articles.

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    jackie hausman 03-19-16
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    "Rocks!"

    Duff has to be one of the most inspirational dudes in Rock. Insightful and fun.

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    Edward C. Burdette 01-07-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Overly dramatic reader."

    Enjoyed the book but the reader was so off putting. To dramatic - no one talks like that in real life. Would have been better if read by author

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    Walter 01-06-17
    Walter 01-06-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Why was this awful narrator used?"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Be a Man the most enjoyable?

    The stories told are interesting enough and fun to listen to, but you have to really work to pretend you're not hearing that narrator's voice. It honestly sounds like hobbit from New Zealand that's trying to have a Nashville accent, but doing so poorly, and is WAY overdramatic, as if he's telling a ghost story over a campfire. It just really ruins the whole experience. Would have been a thousand times better if Duff would have just narrated it himself, or at least someone that sounds something like a rocker from the states.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Be a Man?

    I like his list of "must haves" in your music collection. I very much agree with him on nearly everything.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Berkrot’s performances?

    If I was listening to to something different. Nothing against him, but he was just NOT the person for that book…AT ALL! Who made that call?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Might be worth re-doing. The stories are fun.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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