Book Review: Bono on Bono


I’ve long been a fan of the music of U2, I like their big themes, big sound and big personality and they’ve always been unafraid to address the spiritual, I have most if not all their albums and saw them live at Wembley Stadium in the summer of 97.

Now I’ve just finished reading ‘Bono on Bono – conversations with Michka Assayas‘ and to be honest I loved it! First because it’s essentially the transcript of conversations it is eminently readable. Secondly because Bono has a sense of humour and doesn’t take himself too seriously but clearly loves a good conversation it makes it eminently enjoyable. Thirdly because Bono cares with a passion about the world’s poor, about those with AIDS, those in debt, those starving in Africa it takes rock star involved in charity to a new level. It was a move that was full of risk and one that could have failed, the fact that it didn’t says a lot about the gutsy little Irish fellow. Thoroughly recommended.

For rock stars who else would you put up there with Bono on the campaigning and musical achievements front?

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