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Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Friday! It's Blog Hopping Time!! Question Of the Week - What ARC are you looking forward to?

It's the weekend, and that means it's time to hop around the internet checking out some of the fantastic book review blogs that are out there!  Created and organized by Jennifer at Crazy For Books, this is a fun hop that takes you to book review bloggers all over the world!  Check out this week's fun at  http://crazy-for-books.com/2011/08/book-blogger-hop-85-88.html

Book Blogger Hop

Question of the Week:

What ARC are you dying to get your hands on?

I would love, love, love, to get an ARC of Duff McKagan's upcoming book, "It's So Easy: And Other Lies."

Simon and Schuster, October 2011

Here is a little about the book:

A founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In L.A. only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as “Slash.” Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born.

Guns N’ Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide. In It's So Easy, Duff recounts GN’R’s unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on the band itself. As GN’R began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning point that led to his unique path to sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since.

 In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff—one of rock’s smartest and most articulate personalities—takes readers on his harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side.

I just can't wait for this one!!!  Not only is Duff McKagan a genuinely nice guy, he is one of the most intelligent musicians I've had the honor of interviewing! We talked about his writing this book a couple of years ago, and he was just kicking around ideas then.  I'm thrilled to see it come to publication!  His book promises to be memorable!

Happy Weekend, Ya'll!  And, as always, Happy Reading!

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