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It's So Easy (and Other Lies) : The Autobiography - Duff McKagan

It's So Easy (and Other Lies)

The Autobiography

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Explosive autobiography of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bass guitarist Duff McKagan.

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.

About the Author

Duff McKagan was the bass guitarist in the most successful rock band of all time, Guns N'Roses, and also played in Velvet Revolver with Slash (also of Guns N'Roses fame). He lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters, hosts rock specials on Seattle's main rock station KISW and also writes columns for various publications, including Playboy.

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    I would use it as a resource reference within topic discussions on addictions.Great for health professionals to gain some understanding from a personal account of what it was like to experience addictions.Also good for history reference of looking at certain groups .Rock and Roll in the 1980s.

     
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      Very well written, captivating and had some shock fa tor. Recommended read

       
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        Honest look at Rock and Roll Excess

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          A brilliant read that was hard put down.

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              I have read other musicians autobiog Slash and Steven Adler. I have so much respect for Duff, the fact he survive at all the journey and transformation he undergone. Thank you for sharing your story with me Duff, you truly are an inspiration!

               
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                Today McKagan is very much a family man and this book, written without the aid of a journalist, doesn't shirk from examining his misbehaviours. BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH

                ISBN: 9781409127390
                ISBN-10: 1409127397
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 384
                Published: 27th November 2012
                Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
                Country of Publication: GB
                Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 2.3
                Weight (kg): 0.31
                Edition Number: 1