Imagine Sting grabbing at one of the Beatles' hair in a desperate attempt to get a piece of one of them! (It really happened!)
A Sting in the Tale is the sort of book to listen to if you appreciate humor. However, if you are need of a humor transplant then, perhaps, this is not the book for you. This fully authorized memoir of Sting and Jim Berryman's time together is, indeed, a hilariously, eye-wateringly funny listen. Just imagine a P.G. Wodehouse book, and substitute Jeeves and Bertie Wooster with Sting and Jim and you'll have the right picture! The author is included in most of the stories, this interaction sees Jim Berryman as the stooge to Sting's alter-ego, his real self.
Not a kiss and tell book by no means but not a suck up and kiss book either , the frankly hilarious minutes cover stories of misadventure that takes an episodic approach to presenting a decidedly more down-to-earth view of Sting than we've heard or seen elsewhere.
Sting and his best pal Jim Berryman are caught in various true-life situations that happened to them from when they first went to school together right up until Sting became one of the most successful superstars in rock history! Despite the gap between wealth and happiness, Jim and Sting have remained best friends to this day.
It was at Sting's prompting that Jim penned this biography, which tracks their friendship through thick and thin from the school playing fields to their days as trainee warehousemen. This oblique look at his friendship with Sting will hold your attention through the short, succinct, and often very funny chapters of this book.
Although there's always been a sense of mystery around Sting, this book will soon have you laughing your socks off at how the-boy-who-would-be-Sting reveals, through his friendship with the author, a side to the singer that has never been seen before.
Every chapter, all 41 of them, has something to make you laugh.
I'm glad the author took the time to write this book. It was very entertaining. Very insightful into the youth of Gordon Matthew Sumner - The man who would be Sting.