I Am Brian Wilson

I Am Brian Wilson

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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"The memoirs of the legendary co-founder of the Beach Boys offer insights into his difficult relationship with his father, the women in his life, his parenting experiences, and the events that inspired his music,"--NoveList
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780306823060
0306823063
Characteristics: 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Greenman, Ben - Author

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MplsTA
Jun 09, 2017

For someone who had drug and alcohol problems not to mention a possible mental breakdown, his memory is amazing. He recalls detailed relationships regarding girlfriends, marriages and the influences on him as a songwriter. He also writes about the troubled relationship with his father.

After reading the book, I still don't understand what happened with Dr Landy. WIlson writes that he was not only Dr Landy's patient but much of his life was under the strict control of the doctor.

I was disappointed Brian did not write more of his relationships with the band and his brothers. Especially since his brothers Carl and Dennis are now gone.

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kneice
Feb 10, 2017

This is a really great book with lots of Brian zingers and a humble appreciation of his strengths and weaknesses and his continuing love of music and all its possibilities.

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Razor289
Feb 03, 2017

Its gonna be a great read.
Loooking forward to reading Brian's memoirs.

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VcrRocker
Dec 29, 2016

Brian hits one out of the park. If you know, or even love The Beach Boys you'll NEED to read this book. He is eloquent in his storytelling. Lots of tidbits from the recording studio, and of course the psychiatrist's couch. Interesting that the stories we think we know about Brian doesn't really pan out according to Brian. This book is all the wonderful and not so wonderful moments you didn't know. Songwriters take note - there's a lesson or two in this book for future rock stars as well. You'll be humming Beach Boy songs all week. I wonder if Mike Love's book measures up. We shall see...read on surfer girls and surfer guys...

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