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Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« on: October 03, 2016, 02:12:38 PM »
So I'm reading Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, and it's a great read. Supposedly Bruce wrote it all himself, no ghost writer. We know Bono has a way with words. Do you think someday down the road he might write an autobiography? I guess it took Bruce seven years to write his, and he just turned 67, so maybe it's something Bono will feel the urge to do in the future. If he does, I hope he's as forthcoming as Bruce is in his book.



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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 02:22:08 PM »
I thought U2 by U2 was their biography.  I've read Bono on Bono (think it has a different name in the States) which is the series of interviews between Bono and a French journalist, and I thought it was pretty good.  For some reason Bono and the band seem to like the approach of interviews or telling their story and having the transcripts being printed.  Would be nice to actually see Bono write a proper autobiography.  After reading his lengthy A to Z guide a few years back that was supposedly written in the middle of the night, its obvious that he can write more than just songs.

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 04:50:34 PM »
I have to admit that I have never made it all the way through U2 by U2. I will have to remedy that sometime. While I like what I've read in there, and also Bono in Conversation (I think that's the US tile), there is just something about someone telling their life in their own words, without a filter.

I would highly recommend Born to Run if you have any interest in Springsteen.

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 06:26:22 PM »
Yup, Born To Run is a good read.

I would like Bono to write an autobiography. As a matter of fact, I think each of them should do so, without consulting with the others during the writing. Then we could get their own personal viewpoints on themselves and each other...that could be interesting!

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 08:30:24 PM »
I hope so, because Bono still rocks my world!

I also hope Edge does, because he is just so cool.

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 08:47:17 PM »
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I hope so, because Bono still rocks my world!

I also hope Edge does, because he is just so cool.

What, you don't appreciate Adam and love Larry? I'm sure they're feeling left out.

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 09:58:16 PM »
I bet Bono is writing it as he goes along. Maybe journaling and then he'll release sometime down the road.


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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 10:14:23 PM »
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I hope so, because Bono still rocks my world!

I also hope Edge does, because he is just so cool.

What, you don't appreciate Adam and love Larry? I'm sure they're feeling left out.

 8) 8) 8) 8)  I can't believe I left them out!

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2016, 01:07:06 AM »
And leave out all politics and humanitarian crap

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 04:36:53 AM »
I always figured that if there was to be an autobiography about Bono, he should definitely write it.

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2016, 02:55:54 PM »
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I always figured that if there was to be an autobiography about Bono, he should definitely write it.

That woukd probably be best.

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2016, 02:57:00 PM »
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I bet Bono is writing it as he goes along. Maybe journaling and then he'll release sometime down the road.


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Just as long as he doesn't put it in a briefcase that ends up getting stolen.

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2016, 02:58:31 PM »
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I hope so, because Bono still rocks my world!

I also hope Edge does, because he is just so cool.

What, you don't appreciate Adam and love Larry? I'm sure they're feeling left out.

 8) 8) 8) 8)  I can't believe I left them out!

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2016, 03:29:31 PM »
hope he does, though U2 by U2 is a masterpiece really, great read and tons of stuff that I hadn't read before and which hadn't made it into any other books or interviews etc...very much recommended. Though I'd be interested in a Larry autobiography too...

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Re: Do you think Bono will write an autobiography someday?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2016, 11:33:22 AM »
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Yup, Born To Run is a good read.

I would like Bono to write an autobiography. As a matter of fact, I think each of them should do so, without consulting with the others during the writing. Then we could get their own personal viewpoints on themselves and each other...that could be interesting!

That would be great and I think Adams would also be a very interesting read.