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Book Discussion April: "Life" by Keith Richards

I talked about hosting this a while ago, but it's worth the wait (and now out in paperback).

Here's an Amazon review:

Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: It's hard to imagine a celebrity memoir--or any memoir for that matter--that is as easy to drink in (so to speak) as Keith Richards's Life. Die-hard Stones fans will love tales of the band's ascension from the "interval" band at the Marquee to the headliners at Super Bowl XL; guitar gearheads will scramble to sample the one lick that has eluded Richards for 49 years; and historians and romantics alike will swoon over the raspy, rambling, raucous detail of this portrait of the artist in situ. Yes, some tales are told, but Life is refreshingly not gossipy, mean-spirited, or sordid--or at least not more than the truth demands. Richards is as comfortable in his bones as a worn pair of boots, and Life captures the rhythm of his voice so effortlessly that reading his tale is like sharing a pint with an old friend--one who happens to be one of the most iconic guitarists of all time.

Over 600 reader reviews
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Keith-Richards/dp/031603441X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364250000&sr=1-1&keywords=keith+richards+life

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  • Pete

    By way of coincidence, last night I caught most of a live Stones show on PBS from a video "The Rolling Stones Circus". A very young Keef (very young Keef), playing "You can't Always Get What you want", and "Sympathy" and "Jumping Jack Flash". Last performance by Brian Jones and the playing was absolutely superb. Lots of hippies wearing red and yellow rain capes, and John and Yoko were there too (and the Who).

    May 12, 2013

  • Lynne

    We all marveled about how he is still alive...

    May 12, 2013

  • Pete

    Good stuff. I think I enjoyed the book and the coffee more than everybody else :)

    May 11, 2013

  • Lynette

    I'm coming today, but I'm not anywhere near finished with the book. Having a hard time getting into it!

    May 11, 2013

  • Christy

    Can't make it after all because it's prom night for my sons.

    May 1, 2013

  • Keri

    OOT

    April 24, 2013

  • Pete

    Finished the book, phew. I'll work up some devastatingly interesting and incisive questions/topics to help with the discussion. If anybody wants me to burn a CD with some of the music mentioned, just let me know........

    April 17, 2013

  • Pete

    Okey dokey, I changed the date to Saturday May 11th, same time same place (Saladelia at 5 PM). If this doesn't work for anybody reading the book, please let me know, thanks

    April 16, 2013

  • Pete changed the date and time from Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    April 16, 2013

  • Caroline

    5/11 works for me.

    April 15, 2013

  • Christy

    I probably won't be able to attend 4/28 and may not be able to come the following weekend. What about 5/11? Or is that putting it off too long?

    April 14, 2013

  • Caroline

    I may be out of town that first weekend in May. Do whatever works for you. It is a long book.

    April 14, 2013

  • Pete

    Hope people are enjoying the book, I am (although every time you start to really like Keef he does or says something ugly). Since there is no book until June, and given the length of this one, I thought it might make sense to push the meeting out a week? What do people think?

    April 13, 2013

  • Christy

    Tentative yes, depending on soccer tournament schedules.

    March 26, 2013

  • Pete changed the date and time from Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    March 25, 2013

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