It's So Easy: and other lies

by Duff McKagan

Touchstone | October 4, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

It's So Easy: and other lies is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
In his New York Times bestseller, Duff McKagan, founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, shares the story of his rise to fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his life-saving transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In LA only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as “Slash.” Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N’ Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.

In It’s So Easy, Duff recounts Guns’ unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on the band itself. As Guns began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning point that sent him on a unique path to sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since.

In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff—one of rock’s smartest and most articulate personalities—takes readers on a harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Touchstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451606656

ISBN - 13: 9781451606652

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rock tale rocks I read this a year after I read Slash's autobiography. While both men told similar stories (and sometimes the same stories), the style was clearly different. Slash told his story as straight forward as possible; he told it as he saw things and tried to be a third person observer on his life. Duff McKagan's writing was much more introspective and emotional, and as such I felt like I had a closer connection to the former bassist of Guns N' Roses. McKagan's time in Guns made up a third of the book, while most of the rest of the book revealed his addiction to vodka & cocaine and his subsequent efforts to kick those habits to the curb. Again, it was very emotional. So much so that I smiled that "want to cry" smile when McKagan described having to put his dog, Chloe, down as her health failed shortly after she saw Duff through some of his hardest days of recovery. Very good biography from one of rock n' roll's best known commodities
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read!! I have been a Guns n' Roses fan for years, and Duff by far has always been my favorite band member. Unlike many bios out there, this one is extremely well written and honest without the obvious voice of a ghost author. There are many stories about the band, addiction etc. What I enjoyed the most was Duff's honest candour about his life and problems. His writing is well done and entertaining. Highly recommend this book!!!
Date published: 2012-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! You don't have to be a Gn'R fan to enjoy! I am big Gn'R fan, I've loved them since the beginning. Duff was always my favourite member and I was so excited when he finally released a biography. I've read Slash and Steven Adler's books, which were great reads, but this one is by far the best. Very well written, and gives you a real and open look into Duff's life. I was truly surprised by his honesty with everything, I was also very inspired by his story. You don't have to be a Gn'R fan to enjoy this book, I think that everyone who reads it will be able to relate in some way to Duff's life story. He speaks about his life as a musician of course and his addictions, but he also speaks of his problems with anxiety, his family issues, etc. It's just a really great read and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
Date published: 2012-01-12

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It's So Easy: and other lies

by Duff McKagan

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Touchstone

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451606656

ISBN - 13: 9781451606652

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In his New York Times bestseller, Duff McKagan, founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, shares the story of his rise to fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his life-saving transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In LA only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as “Slash.” Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N’ Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.

In It’s So Easy, Duff recounts Guns’ unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on the band itself. As Guns began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning point that sent him on a unique path to sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since.

In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff—one of rock’s smartest and most articulate personalities—takes readers on a harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side.
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