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Killing Bono

by Neil McCormick

Killing Bono Synopsis

'Squirm-inducing, excruciatingly honest and painfully funny' Joseph O'Connor We all went to school with friends who've turned out more successful than ourselves. But they don't all phone from improbably glamorous places and drive us mad by telling us about it. And they're not all Bono. Neil McCormick always dreamed of life as a rock star. Instead, he had to watch while his friend became one of the most famous men on the planet. Killing Bono tells the story of the less-than-successful rival band which he set up with his brother Ivan in the late 1970s. While the young brothers struggled to find success Bono and his friends went on to achieve superstar status. A heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty, rivalry and ambition, read it and weep - with sympathy and laughter.

Killing Bono Press Reviews

'Envy may be a sin, but it is a godsend to drama. Honest and always hilarious' * Daily Telgraph * 'Fantastic, very funny. The best sort of book about rock, being both personal and intimate ... illuminating a dozen big subjects by side-light' -- Andrew O'Hagan

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241953808
Publication date: 31st March 2011
Author: Neil McCormick
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Rock & Pop music, Memoirs,

About Neil McCormick

Neil McCormick is the rock critic of the Daily Telegraph. He has written for Marie Claire, Q Magazine, GQ, Hot Press, Observer, Sunday Times and Irish Independent and regularly appears as a music pundit on the BBC. He was born and brought up in Ireland and lives in London.

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