Surrender : 40 songs, one story /

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Alfred A. Knopf,, New York, United States, p.563 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst00963353, (OCoLC)fst01099238, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts., BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs., BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists., Biography., bisacsh, fast, Human rights workers, Human rights workers., Ireland, Rock musicians, Rock musicians., sears, Singers


"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf" -- Title page verso.Lights of home -- Out of control -- Iris (Hold me close) -- Cedarwood Road -- Stories for boys -- Song for someone -- I will follow -- 11 o'clock tick tock -- Invisible -- October -- Two hearts beat as one -- Sunday Bloody Sunday -- Bad -- Bullet the blue sky -- Where the streets have no name -- With or without you -- Desire -- Who's gonna ride your wild horses -- Until the end of the world -- One -- The fly -- Even better than the real thing -- Mysterious ways -- Stuck in a moment -- Wake up dead man -- The showman -- Pride (In the name of love) -- Beautiful day -- Crumbs from your table -- Miracle drug -- Vertigo -- Ordinary love -- City of blinding lights -- Get out of your own way -- Every breaking wave -- I still haven't found what I'm looking for -- Love is bigger than anything in its way -- Moment of surrender -- Landlady -- Breathe."Bono, artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2, has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he's lived, the challenges he's faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him. 'When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I'd previously only sketched in songs. The people, places, and possibilities in my life. Surrender is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book. I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands. In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim's lack of progress... with a fair amount of fun along the way." - Bono. As one of the music world's most iconic artists and the cofounder of the organizations ONE and (RED), Bono's career has been written about extensively. But in Surrender, it's Bono who picks up the pen, writing for the first time about his remarkable life and those he has shared it with. In his unique voice, Bono takes us from his early days growing up in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was fourteen, to U2's unlikely journey to become one of the world's most influential rock bands, to his more than twenty years of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty. Writing with candor, self-reflection, and humor, Bono opens the aperture on his life, and the family, friends, and faith that have sustained, challenged, and shaped him. Surrender's subtitle, 40 Songs, One Story, is a nod to the book's forty chapters, which are each named after a U2 song. Bono has also created forty original drawings for Surrender, which will appear throughout the book."--Provided by publisher.Includes bibliographical references and index.