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Bono on Bono By Bono Michka Assayas Bono on Bono Una serie di dialoghi sotto forma di conversazione fra il giornalista francese Michka Assayas e il leader degli U Nella lunga intervista Bono racconta il suo mondo parla di musica di politica di vi
  • Title: Bono on Bono
  • Author: Bono Michka Assayas
  • ISBN: 9788820037253
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bono on Bono By Bono Michka Assayas Una serie di dialoghi sotto forma di conversazione fra il giornalista francese Michka Assayas e il leader degli U2 Nella lunga intervista Bono racconta il suo mondo parla di musica, di politica, di vittorie e di sconfitte, ma anche dei grandi dolori che lo hanno toccato come la perdita del padre nel 2002 e la rabbia per la perdita della madre a soli 14 anni.
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      Paul David Hewson, also known by his stage name Bono, is the main vocalist of the Irish rock band U2 Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his wife, Ali Hewson, and the future members of U2 Since that time he has been referred to as Bono, his stage and nickname, by his family and fellow band members Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, often using political, social and religious themes During their early years, Bono s lyrics contributed to U2 s rebellious tone As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired by personal experiences with members of U2.Among his non U2 endeavors, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, sits on the board of Elevation Partners and has refurbished and now owns a hotel with fellow band member, The Edge Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co founded DATA He has organized and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians He is the co founder of EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red Bono has been praised and criticized for his activism and involvement with U2 Bono has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by the United Kingdom, and was named as a Person of the Year by Time, among many other awards and nominations.

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    1. Okay, Bono is just incredible as we all know I am interested in him as a person because I admire his work, both musically and on behalf of those in poverty He is a role model to me, strange as it may seem, because I usually have female role models I have to say, that after reading this book, I want to know about his wife, Ali She is phenomenal, too Bono and I don t have much in common, except the Irish blood coursing through our veins But that is huge to me Growing up Irish in the 70s and 80s a [...]


    2. I m glad that what this taught me is that a person who isn t trying to be someone whitewashed and politically correct, whose faith is messy and out there but full of realness, balls out craziness, and has a keen ear for God s heart can really change the world quotes that stuck You know, celebrity is ridiculous It s silly, but it s a kind of currency, and you have to spend it wisely On Christmas The idea that Gode force of Love and Logic in the universe, that it would seek to explain itself is am [...]


    3. The reason this book stands out is because Assayas doesn t keep his journalistic distance but presses into his friend and asks him the tough questions He presses Bono on not speaking about Africa for over a decade and points out to him that colonialism in France was left wing and championed by humanitarians Bono doesn t really respond and dismisses the idea of irresponsible borrowing by African nations at one point but he does admit that aid created worse conditions and has propped up despots bu [...]


    4. I found this to be a fascinating read and thoroughly inspiring on a good number of occasions as well I remain torn between 4 and 5 stars My ideal would be 4.5, so I have gone for the generous option.The interview format of the book made it different to a standard biography but worked well at creating an atmosphere of closeness to Bono, as if you were there for the conversations with them This was especially well created by Michka s simple scene setting for many of the interviews along the way Yo [...]


    5. Bono You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma You know, what you put out comes back to you an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics in physical laws every action is met by an equal or an opposite one It s clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe I m absolutely sure of it And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that as you reap, so you will sow stuff Grace defies reason and logic Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of [...]


    6. First, let me say that I m not a fan of Bono or U2 I don t mean that I actively dislike them, what I do mean is that most of their songs don t grab me Bono has bleeped on my radar for his social justice work than anything else.It s aimed at the fans, going to depth on Bono s thoughts on everything from politics and philosophy to the ups and downs of life in the band.It s well ordered and Michka Assayas asks the tough questions Bono clearly prefers to avoid some topics, trying to go off on tange [...]


    7. Bono is a smart, intellectual man Sure, he can go a little overboard in hyping new U2 albums, but that doesn t mean he has a brilliant mind His everyday words are poetic The press loves it when he speaks because he gives fantastic soundbytes left, right and center.All of this being said, Bono In Conversation is a brilliant concept It s like a biography, only it is done completely in QA interview format You truly get a look inside the man s thoughts and ideas I couldn t put it down.


    8. If you think of Bono as a poet, rather than a rock star, then you won t be surprised at the level of introspection and insight that is revealed in this book Granted, I think you have to be a U2 fan to enjoy it like I did, but there are interesting discussions about the music industry, poverty in the third world, and his Christian faith Here are a couple interesting passages It s clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the Universe I m absolutely sure of it And yet, along comes this idea c [...]


    9. I loved this book Which is saying something, because there was many a time when the interviewer, a French music journalist and long time friend of Bono s, really got on my nerves He s like that grumpy guest at the dinner party who constantly asks the host awkward and invasive questions in front of everybody But in the end, those questions are precisely what got Bono talking, which is why the format of this book works so much better than your typical celebrity memoir.


    10. this review first appeared on intraspace for a long time i ve held a kind of ambition to meet bono i guess that is a fairly cliche ambition, but there it is a wave of excitement swept through new zealand a few months ago U2 were returning after about 12 years of absence people went crazy paying amazing prices for tickets on internet auction sites, queued through the night, and spent hours trying to buy tickets online in the event, for now we have all been treated to a stunning display of anti cl [...]


    11. My husband introduced me to the music of U2 in the mid 80s and I ve been a fan ever since I wasn t sure what to expect from reading this book Usually, conversations with rock stars aren t that fulfilling to read This book was a wonderful surprise It is written as conversations between Bono and a musical journalist named Michka Assayas who, as it turned out, is also a friend They speak about his family the death of his mother when he was 14, his father and their complicated relationship,and his r [...]


    12. It s hard to communicate how thoroughly I appreciated this book My wife or was it my mother in law bought it for me about six years ago, but I didn t read it till the week before I saw U2 s last US stop on their 360 tour, in Pittsburgh Having just read up on Bono s theology, his philosophy of art, his political philosophy, his memories of thirty years with the band, I was set up for a particularly immersive concert experience Bono reflects repeatedly on the moral force of the issues he s bringin [...]


    13. It s not often I write about a book I have read but this one is extraordinary After having a love affair with Bono and U2 over the years I now know why Bono and The Edge are very spiritual people in the best way If Bono had been the priest at my church in my youth I may still be attending because he speaks of the faith, the charity and the faults that we as humans should have as a part of our life Not fire and brimstone and hatred His own inner beliefs are laid out for all to see the good, the b [...]


    14. I ve spent a long time reading this book of interviews with Bono I found it really enlightening in a spiritual sense something I didn t expect I ve always admired the man so it s really nice to read about his faith, his love of family, and his conflicting desire to be both a rock star and to save the world I do admit, however, that the first 3 4 of the book is interesting than the last quarter I don t necessarily blame Bono for this, though The author focused on the personal early on in the bo [...]


    15. After seeing the U2 360 Chicago concert, I was curious to understand Bono Who is he What inspires him How did he move from fledgling Irish pub band singer to international rock star and humanitarian Presented in magazine interview format, this book is a very intimate look at Bono s life, his beliefs, world politics, music history and how they all shaped the man and his continuing mission Many passages are deep and moving You can t help but be in awe of the artist who has experienced so much, sou [...]


    16. A great book that is probably better than me, in that I took off a star for all the Africa centric ness of the last quarter I m fully in support of Bono s work there, and think it is inspiring to see someone doing so much for those who have so little, but at the same time, I admit my mind wanders after too long reading about debt reduction, trade, etc The first 3 4 of the book are a bit personal, which is appealing to me.


    17. What I found profound about this interview with Bono is how comfortable he is with who he is and how it has allowed him to transcend any boundaries or obstacles It s very, very philosophical about life, values and spirituality To refuse to read it because you don t like U2 is misguided To read it because you want a history of U2 is also misguided It really isn t about U2.


    18. This book did not disappoint this is a celebrity who takes his causes very seriously and knows a lot about them, enough to debate with and influence some of the most powerful politicians in the world, all from the perspective of a strong Irish tenacity and faith There s great insight into U2 s music, too.


    19. A rare look into the life of Bono He has said that talking with Michka Assayas for this book was like therapy for him His insights are open and shed light on both his political and personal life He comes across as so much than just a rockstarbut then we knew that already didn t we


    20. I found it very interesting and insightful, although it s an older book 2004 it has a lot of relevance today, when it comes to foreign aid for Africa, etc I would love to know his thoughts about the time since then


    21. I like U2, though I am not a huge fan I have War, The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby,and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb in my collection , but I have great admiration for the way that Bono has used or at least attempted to use his celebrity to raise awareness and challenge world leaders to give a fig and do something, for Christ s sake, about the plight of the many poor and downtrodden in the world I read this book, now somewhat dated, on a lark with low expectations, but found the verbal sword play [...]


    22. I enjoyed the book much than I thought I would I have always liked Bono, but sort of thought that if I looked deeper than the public image he projects, I would be disappointed by what I found I picked this up because I was going to a U2 concert, and I thought the what I read in the book might enhance the experience I am closing the book tonight feeling that I got to know Bono That I respect him than before, not less And that I learned from him.


    23. This is the closest Bono will probably ever get to writing a memoir He is a busy guy, touring with U2, writing songs, caring for his family and basically trying to save the world So in a series of conversations with his friend, Michka Assayas, he speaks openly about his faith, family, friends, and bandmates about his influences and passions Deep and intimate and interesting.


    24. I admire his music and all he has done in speaking out and work through his many charities , however I didn t find the book very well written He is a very smart man and done a lot along his journey.


    25. Wonderful insights into one of my favorite musicians of all time You ll better understand why every U2 concert is a religious experience after reading this book


    26. Probably interesting for any fan of U2, although I found myself wondering and about the other members of the band, and wished they had been interviewed as well Bono is a character Positive yet realistic I enjoyed learning about him The book was a little too long for my taste.


    27. Although others will say that this is not true, I can honestly say that I do not believe I have ever heard a U2 song Since starting this book, I ve listened to snippets of their songs on the iTunes store, and really do not recognize any of them.ough I certainly have not listened to all of them.So, that being said, this book taught me so much about Bono I was drawn to it because I read a brief article about him in the Wall Street Journal, which talked a bit about his Christian faith.I really enjo [...]


    28. In doing research for an upcoming chapter about U2, this book has been high on my priority list However, I ve procrastinated reading it, I think because I worried that once I read this one, I might know all I need to, or maybe even some facts that sit uncomfortably with what I expect to write It s a strange attitude, I know, but that s how I was feeling anytime I glanced over at this book on the shelf, waiting for me.Well, now I ve read it and I m really glad Other than U2 by U2, this is by far [...]


    29. I ve never read a biography done quite like Michka Assayas has done of one of what will prove one of history s largest, not meaning flamboyant or showy, personalities I think Bono will prove in the end to be one history s biggest champions for the poor It is amazing how many ears Bono has got hold of Not only through his music, but in the political arena From President Bill Clinton to Archbishop Desmond Tutu the book tells many stories of developing relationships which Bono seems to value above [...]


    30. This was my third time reading this book, and I d forgotten just how much Bono fascinates me I enjoyed it this time than ever because after having my own worldview transformed and solidified over the past year, I was able to recognize a lot of my own perspectives in what Bono has to say It may be a strange thing to say, but I think this rock star has a better understanding of and does a better job of representing God s Kingdom in this world than many if not most well known Christian personaliti [...]


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