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I am Brian Wilson : a memoir

Title
I am Brian Wilson : a memoir / Brian Wilson ; with Ben Greenman.
Author
Wilson, Brian, 1942-
Publication
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016]

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Additional Authors
Greenman, Ben
Description
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 25 cm
Summary
  • "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.
  • "As a cofounding member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Brian Wilson created some of the most groundbreaking and timeless popular music ever recorded. With intricate harmonies, symphonic structures, and wide-eyed lyrics that explored life's most transcendent joys and deepest sorrows, songs like 'In My Room, ' 'God Only Knows, ' and 'Good Vibrations' forever expanded the possibilities of pop songwriting. Derailed in the 1970s by mental illness, drug use, and the shifting fortunes of the band, Wilson came back again and again over the next few decades, surviving and--finally--thriving. Now, for the first time, he weighs in on the sources of his creative inspiration and on his struggles, the exhilarating highs and the debilitating lows. This memoir reveals as never before the man who fought his way back to stability and creative relevance, who became a mesmerizing live artist, who forced himself to reckon with his own complex legacy, and who finally completed Smile, the legendary unfinished Beach Boys record that had become synonymous with both his genius and its destabilization. Today Brian Wilson is older, calmer, and filled with perspective and forgiveness. Whether he's talking about his childhood, his bandmates, or his own inner demons, Wilson's story, told in his own voice and in his own way, unforgettably illuminates the man behind the music, working through the turbulence and discord to achieve, at last, a new harmony."--Jacket.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Autobiographies.
  • Biography.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 285-304) and index.
Contents
Fear -- Family -- Foundation -- Home -- Fathers and sons -- Echoes and voices -- Sun -- America -- Time -- Today.
Call Number
JNE 16-169
ISBN
  • 9780306823060
  • 0306823063
  • 9780306823077
  • 0306823071
  • 9781444781335
  • 1444781332
LCCN
  • 2016030071
  • 9780306823060
OCLC
  • 933590626
  • 933590626
Author
Wilson, Brian, 1942- author.
Title
I am Brian Wilson : a memoir / Brian Wilson ; with Ben Greenman.
Publisher
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 285-304) and index.
Added Author
Greenman, Ben, author.
Other Standard Identifier
9780306823060 52699
Research Call Number
JNE 16-169
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