Monday, April 12, 2010

U2 by U2

Back in the dark ages of 1983, I fell hard for the boys of U2. Bono, who sang with the voice of a tortured angel. The Edge, shredding soaring anthems like "Sunday, Bloody Sunday", creating that other-worldly sound. Adam, whose majestic bass rolled and thumped through "New Year's Day". Larry, unsmiling, his sticks firing off gun shots that transported you to a Belfast alley. Nearly 30 years later, I'm still in love and still fascinated with all things U2.

Our new biography, U2 by U2,  takes you from the band's beginnings in the suburbs of Dublin all the way through their monster international success. I laughed out loud to hear Bono's account of how they all answered an ad Larry posted (Band members wanted) and how none of them could really play. The self-deprecating humor makes what could be an ego trip a great deal of fun to read. If you want to hear the story of how four high school friends rocked the world, grab this book.


  1. Uh, OK. I will use my super librarian mind-meld powers to predict who you are. [grin]