Bono has ratings and reviews. Elizabeth said: Okay, Bono is just incredible as we all know. I am interested in him as a person because I admire. Review of “Bono: In Conversation with Michka. Assayas”. David M. Johnstone. George Fox University, [email protected] Follow this and additional. Here, in a series of conversations with his friend, the music journalist, Michka Assayas, Bono reflects on his transformation from extrovert singer.

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Book Review: Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

This was especially well created by Michka’s simple scene setting for many of the interviews along the way I found this to be a fascinating read and thoroughly inspiring on a good number of occasions as well. U2 vocalist, celebrity activist and one of the world’s most outsized rock stars, Bono symbolically takes off his habitual shades to reveal the relatively normal guy behind the flashy and occasionally bombastic public persona in this series of wide-ranging conversations.

Growing up Irish in the 70s and 80s and having U2’s contribution to humanity happening simultaneously was a very happy time for Irish Americans. The book was a little too long for my taste.

At the end of the book I remain a great respecter of Bono and continue to commend his determination to fight for justice for those who cannot fight for themselves. But clearly he thinks we can do something about it! iwth

He was interested in socialism that didn’t attempt to put down faith and used religion to inform the people of their rights. Feb 19, Darlene rated it really liked it. He comes across as so much more than just a rockstar The author focused more on the personal ear I’ve spent a long time reading this book of interviews with Bono.


And this, on aging: It would have to happen. He is a role model to me, strange as it may seem, because I usually have female role models.

BONO: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

In a series of intimate conversations, Bono reflects on his transformation from the extrovert singer of a small Irish post-punk band into one of the most famous individuals in the world; and from an international celebrity to an influential spokesperson for the Third World.

Throughout the s she worked in London as a freelance arts journalist, and for two years was books and arts editor for the Tribune newspaper. The reason this book stands out is because Assayas doesn’t keep his journalistic distance but presses into his friend and asks him the tough questions. It’s not often I write about a book I have read but this one is extraordinary.

Not surprisingly he’s a bundle of contradictions. This one is definitely for hardcore U2 fans. For that moment, I was on the journey too, part of the conversation, learning about him and about myself.

To refuse to read it because you don’t like U2 is misguided. But you know, Elvis ate America before America ate him. There must be an incarnation. The interview format of the book made it different to a standard biography but worked well at creating an atmosphere of closeness to Bono, as if you were there for the conversations with them. In so many important areas in my life, I’m finding my voice, not losing it.


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Christ teaches that God is love You can unsubscribe at any time. That’s between me and God. Along the way he speaks candidly about his childhood, about his mother’s death, about his Christian faith and about his difficult relationship with his father, who died recently. Michka met Bono in London inand was the first journalist to champion U2 outside Ireland and the United Kingdom.

For the first time ever, Bono-the biggest rock star in the world-tells his life story. As Assayas indicates in this interview with U2no topic bonno off limits, although there were times that Bono did his best to avoid some issues. What I mean is that if you hear only a short soundbite from an interview with Bono, he can sound naive especially about ending AIDS and poverty or incredibly wealthy or an up-in-the-atmosphere famous celebrity who hangs around exclusively with famous people.

Jun 19, Faith Spinks rated it it was amazing Shelves: The reason I like this book so much is that it shows me that Bono embodies the principles of the foundation of Christianity — the Nichka as written about in “Plan Be” by Dave Andrews — and anyone seeking to be the best Christian they can be would do well to learn from him.

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