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Fab : An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney - Howard Sounes


An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

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Howard Sounes, the bestselling author of Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, turns his considerable reporting and storytelling skills to one of the most famous, talented--and wealthiest--men alive: Paul McCartney.

Fab is the first exhaustive biography of the legendary musician; it tells Sir Paul's whole life story, from childhood to present day, from working-class Liverpool beginnings to the cultural phenomenon that was The Beatles to his many solo incarnations.

Fab is the definitive portrait of McCartney, a man of contradictions and a consummate musician far more ruthless, ambitious, and moody than his relaxed public image implies. Based on original research and more than two hundred new interviews, Fab also reveals for the first time the full story of his two marriages, romances, family feuds, phenomenal wealth, and complex relationships with his fellow ex-Beatles.

"Booklist," July 2010"Everyone knows who Paul McCartney is. And everyone can imagine how much in demand this biography will be.""Kirkus, "9/15/10"[A] solid addition to the ever-expanding library of books about the Beatle named Paul...More than 200 interviews--and no-nonsense attention to detail...The graceful prose and superb storytelling create a riveting narrative.""Booklist," 10/15/10 (starred review)"Sounes has earned a well-deserved reputation for writing thoroughly researched, intricately detailed biographies. This comprehensive biography of McCartney is no exception. Sounes seems to have spoken to every living person with any connection to the former Beatle...Fab covers all the highlights of McCartney's life and long career...This is by no means a hagiography. On the contrary, Sounes gives criticism when warranted, remarking on McCartney's flaws both as a musician and as a man. Indeed, Sounes is often brutally honest, offering a full portrait--warts and all--of one of the most famous men of the modern era. A must for Beatles and McCartney fans...In spite of his persistent mega-fame, this is the first comprehensive, candid, and up-to-date portrait of Sir Paul McCartney, making it a magnet for boomers and serious music lovers." "Library Journal," 10/15/10"A probing work that examines McCartney's foibles to a much greater extent than, for example, Barry Miles's authorized "Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now."..There is a ton of engrossing, well-documented material here...A worthwhile read for McCartney fans; recommended for all public libraries." "The Independent," 9/24/10"Exceedingly thorough...A good read for those seeking a Pauline perspective on the Beatles plus a look at his solo career."Stuff.co.nz "Blog on Tracks," 9/14/10"A fantastic tome...Sounes adds a lot to the story and his methodical, meticulous research style means that he's actually bringing new things out...Sounes has, through hundreds of interviews, built a book about McC

With the Beatles
A Liverpool Familyp. 3
Johnp. 17
Hamburgp. 36
Londonp. 55
The Maniap. 75
Americap. 95
YesterdaYp. 114
First Finalep. 134
Lindap. 157
Hello, Goodbyep. 178
Paul Takes Chargep. 194
Weird Vibesp. 209
Wedding Bellsp. 227
Creative Differencesp. 250
After the Beatles
'He's not a Beatle Any More!'p. 271
The New Bandp. 289
In the Heart of the Countryp. 305
The Good Lifep. 326
Go To Jailp. 349
Into The Eightiesp. 370
Trivial Pursuitsp. 387
The Next Best Thingp. 407
Music Is Musicp. 426
A Three-Quarters Reunionp. 446
Passing Through the Dream of Lovep. 463
Run Devil Runp. 481
That Difficult Second Marriagep. 506
When Paul Was Sixty-Fourp. 524
The Ever-Present Pastp. 540
Acknowledgementsp. 565
Source Notesp. 569
Bibliographyp. 599
Indexp. 603
Picture Creditsp. 634
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ISBN: 9780306817830
ISBN-10: 0306817837
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 634
Published: 11th November 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 0.907