Based on my knowledge of Pete Townshend's life, it seemed that he drew on his own life experience, and his approximate age, etc. Oddly, I am 67 as I read this book. But it relies too much on creativity, metaphorical stuff, and poetry to suit me. I don't read poetry, and I have little patience for high art. I love Pete Townshend and the Who, and have been seeing them in concert before they were.
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Who I Am is a memoir by rock guitarist and composer Pete Townshend of the Who.It was published by HarperCollins in October 2012 in both book and e-book format, plus an unabridged 15-CD audiobook read by Townshend. The book chronicles Townshend's upbringing in London, the formation and evolution of the Who, and his struggles with rock stardom and drugs and alcohol.
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Book Review: Pete Townshend, Who I Am: A Memoir. Henry Carrigan-November 9, 2012. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Email. Who I Am: A Memoir Pete Townshend (Harper) Rating: 4 stars. In the final.
Pete Townshend's biog is NOT for the faint of heart. That's an interesting way to start a review, but right from the outset, you get a flavour for the kind of pace ( which is relentless), and the emotional journey you'll be asked to go along on, during the book.
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Book Review Who I Am: Pete Townshend Posted on 24th January 2016. Pages: 554 Publisher: Harper ISBN: 978-0-00-747916-0. I wish he’d called it something else. It reminds me of the Leonard Nimoy biographies, I Am Spock, etc. Too obvious and a little crass. Nevertheless, this book is full. Full of incident and energy with a focus on the latter. Whether it relates to the band fighting among.
The book has a great cast, although apart from the re-telling of some well known anecdotes I would liked to have learned more about his band mates,still it wasn't, their book in truth. Pete .Townshend comes across a a very honest figure who doesn't,shy away from the truth about himself and his weaknesses,of which there appear to have been many.
The book does a good job capturing the excesses of the classic rock era and Townshend realistically assesses The Who’s place in the 1960s Pantheon of Rock, holding the Beatles and the Stones on a higher plane and showing respect for peers like the Kinks and Cream. Of course, like any great rock memoir, countless names are dropped. There are newly revealed stories, like how he stole his.
Reviewer Tim Keane suggests that Pete Townshend’s memoir Who I Am captures the tension animating The Who’s career, the duality of autobiographical blues and (art-school inspired) auto-destruction. But, Keane suggests, the book also articulates the written autobiography’s inevitable (if sometimes interesting) failure to achieve the “ex-static” atemporality of music.
User Review - Flag as inappropriate. Who I Am by P. Townshend As a Who and Pete Townshend fan from the very beginnings of the band, his childhood through to present journey is as compelling as the musical genius he's become. His philanthropic work is likely greater than that of Bono. The author's nature was to keep a low profile about his.
Pete Townshend - Who I Am (book review) Released in October Pete Townshend took 15 years to write Who I Am, a somewhat uneven memoir that recounts his difficult life and colourful career as the guitarist and creative force behind The Who. The book's early sections document Townshend's years growing up in the suburbs of London as the son of a bandleader who had a minor hit in 1956, dealing with.
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Book review: Pete Townshend: Who I am. Posted on October 29, 2014; by Alan Heeks; in ageing, Book review, Men Beyond 50, Resilience; Leave a comment; Living our future out: brilliant insights. This is a situation where I’m delighted to admit to bias: I have loved The Who and their music since they exploded into my life in the Sixties. I have regarded Pete Townshend as a genius since Tommy.One of rock music's most intelligent and literary performers, Pete Townshend—guitarist, songwriter, editor—tells his closest-held stories about the origins of the preeminent twentieth-century band The Who, his own career as an artist and performer, and his restless life in and out of the public eye in this candid autobiography, Who I Am.Book review - Pete Townshend, Who I Am (2012) A self-absorbed memoir from the sad man behind blue eyes When I was a kid, I had a list of heroes a mile long, and I’d dream of meeting them. In my mind, I didn’t just want to gush my love; I just liked the idea of connecting and maybe feeling validated. As a cynical adult, I have trouble thinking of any great icon that I’d like to meet. For.