I Am Brian Wilson Pdf

I Am Brian Wilson

Number of page: 336
Author: rian Wilson
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306823077
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My life has been written about over and over again, and thatÕs mostly okay with me. Other people can talk about my life. Sometimes theyÕll get it right and sometimes theyÕll get it wrong. For me, when I think back across my own life, there are so many things that are painful. Sometimes I donÕt like discussing them. Sometimes I donÕt even like remembering them. But as I get older, the shape of that pain has changed. Sometimes memories come back to me when I least expect them. Maybe thatÕs the only way it works when youÕve lived the life IÕve lived: starting a band with my brothers that was managed by my father, watching my father become difficult and then impossible, watching myself become difficult and then impossible, watching women I loved come and go, watching children come into the world, watching my brothers get older, watching them pass out of the world. Some of those things shaped me. Others scarred me. Sometimes it was hard to tell the difference. When I watched my father fly into a rage and take swings at me and my brothers, was that shaping or scarring
When we watched him grow frustrated with his day job and take solace in music, was that shaping or scarring
Those are all memories but I canÕt get to them all at once. IÕve had a whole lifetime to take them in. Now I have a whole book to put them out there .tÊ tExcerpt from I Am Brian Wilson

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About The Author

Brian Wilson, best known for his work with the Beach Boys, is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures. The main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history and one of the most influential composers of the last century, Wilson became a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2007. A father of seven, he lives with his wife in Santa Monica, California.

Ben Greenman is a contributing writer to the New Yorker and a New York Times bestsellingauthor who has written both fiction and nonfiction. His most recent novel is The Slippage. He has also collaborated with Questlove on both the hip-hop memoir Mo’ Meta Blues and the forthcoming Something to Food About, an investigation of the intersection of creativity and food, and he co-wrote George Clinton's memoir Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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    I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir In this charming and powerfully written memoir that will engage a readership beyond the multitude of Beach Boys fans, Wilson honestly tells the story of his life from its humble beginnings in Southern California—where he was raised by a father who routinely demeaned, frightened, and beat him—to becoming a Kennedy Center Honoree for his 50 years of musical contributions to American culture
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