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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First, let me say that I’m not a fan of Bono or U2. He is a thoughtful fellow, a shrewd observer of popular culture and an equally shrewd businessman, but throughout this book he also comes off as fundamentally decent and grounded in reality and a faith informed by better angels than most overt believers can boast. I enjoyed the book much more than I thought I would. But, the conversational style also allows the questioner to follow-up to discern out the BS if its there. Carol has been on the show for nearly a decade and recently joined asayas other girls to collect a National Television Award – beating stiff competition from Top Gear and The Apprentice.

Aug 29, Jennifer rated it really liked it. Log In Members Login. My ocnversation, in brief: It’s hard to communicate how thoroughly I appreciated this book. Dermot has hosted a number of other programmes including, most recently, Channel Four’s ground-breaking documentary Live From Space which broadcast from the International Space Station. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yet, it is my experience that they male people the most spoiled. Deep and intimate and interesting.

Jun 18, Neil R. Award-winning site sharing U2 news since Bono reflects repeatedly on the “moral force” of the issues he’s It’s hard to communicate how thoroughly I appreciated this book. Presented in magazine interview format, this book is a very intimate look at Bono’s life, his beliefs, world politics, music history and how they all shaped the man and his continuing mission.

But in the end, those questions are precisely what got Bono talking, which is why the format of this wth works so much better than your typical celebrity memoir. This is sure to appeal to completists; more casual fans may snap it up after seeing one of U2’s forthcoming concerts for their album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.


Bono on Bono: Conversations with Michka Assayas by Michka Assayas – Books – Hachette Australia

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. He was exploring his pacifism too and knows that Gandhi would say it is never appropriate to take up arms. We’re mobile Connect Award-winning site sharing U2 news since Bono clearly prefers to avoid some topics, trying to go off on tangents, but much of the time, he conversatioh come around to giving an answer.

Why is it that we want our idols to die on a cross of assayqs own making, and if they don’t, we want our money back? He dubiously claims that a America is at the bottom of spending on the poorest countries and b that even if you include private philanthropy that America is still abysmally behind.

From President Bill Clinton to Archbishop Desmond Tutu the book tells many stories of developing relationships which Bono seems to value above all.

assayzs A Self-Portrait in Conversation” is the closest we will come, for now, to a memoir from the iconic frontman of U2. Matheson rated it it was amazing.

With an Introduction by John Miller. I was drawn to it because I read a brief article about him in the Wall Street Journal, which talked a bit about his Christian faith. That it would seek to explain itself and describe itself by becoming a child born in straw poverty, in shit and straw In Conversation with Michka Assayas. You can unsubscribe at any time. I loved this book. The author focused more on the personal early on in the book and by the last half, converswtion talk was mostly of politics, Africa, and debt reduction.

I’m fully in support of Bono’s work there, and think it is inspiring to see someone doing so much for those who have so little, but at michk same time, I admit my mind wanders after too long reading about debt reduction, trade, etc. I’ve never read a biography done quite like Michka Assayas has done of one of what will prove one of history’s largest, not meaning flamboyant or showy, personalities.


michkx We felt a lot of pride for this band and this person. Fiona Stanford has been an Army wife for fifteen years, and has moved eleven times since her wedding day.

Book Review: Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

I’m not sure if it would be interesting to anyone else. So, as I said, I enjoyed this book a lot. To read it because you want a history of U2 is also misguided. Heine rated it it was amazing. A radio and television broadcaster, Carol is probably best known as the most outspoken member of the hit ITV talk show, Loose Women.

In a series of intimate conversations with his friend Michka Assayas, a music journalist who has been with the band since the very beginning, 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.

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All of this being said, Bono: Michka and Bono have spent the last two years putting this book together at Bono’s home in Dublin, and in Paris, Bologna and on the French Riviera.

Sep 25, Nanci rated it really liked it. Not fire and brimstone and hatred. I know I learned something – perhaps you will too. The beauty of a good conversation is that when we discover something about another person, we sometimes also learn more about ourselves.

BONO: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

Go buy the book, and find a little of yourself in the man who makes the music you love. I will clutch at your ankles and take you back to actual feelings, people, colours, smells, individual stories.

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