Hey it’s Dean Hill,
I’m a bit of a book worm and always have a stack of books on the go. While I love a good mystery, I’m fascinated by memoirs of celebrities and musicians I’ve spent my whole life following. No matter how much I know about a person’s career, their books are always full of great stories and sometimes sad realities that you never knew they went through.
Here are 5 you should pick up (or download as my wife reminds me to do) when it’s time for a new book.
Best memoir I have ever read. If you want an autobiography that is packed with what feels like the cold and honest truth this is it. Bruce lays bear with his somewhat strange childhood to the formation of the E Street band to his battles with depression and still makes lots of room for brilliant visual and fun storytelling. Just excellent.
Slightly more reserved but still an excellent portrayal of a man who became an expert at beheading chickens while quite young and moved on to embraced and excel at his true love, acting. Great stories and of course lots of Breaking Bad memories. Cranston is one of the great actors and personalities of our day. Loved it!
Phil is one of the bestselling recording artists of all time. In this excellent memoir we learn his first showbiz experience was in a crowd scene for the Beatles It’s a Hard Days Nigh movie. We travel through the Genesis years, solo year’s marriages, divorces and a late in life drinking problem that nearly killed him. Quite a ride.
I was under the impression that this book was more of Carrie’s hilarious writing with a casual mention of a steamy 3 month affair she had with Harrison Ford during the shooting of the original Star Wars. Turns out it’s mostly about the affair and her complete fixation with Ford with some biting references to her late mother Debbie Reynolds and other great stories.
As always Carrie is non-stop funny!
Ok, I’m only halfway through this one. Very thick with details. Robbie seems to remember every moment of his life so far. A great Canadian storyteller, it’s a well-paced journey through his early days and the rise of The Band and beyond