❰BOOKS❯ ✪ Its So Easy Author Duff McKagan – Motyourdrive.co.uk

Its So Easy chapter 1 Its So Easy , meaning Its So Easy , genre Its So Easy , book cover Its So Easy , flies Its So Easy , Its So Easy d557f032b147e A Founding Member Of Guns N Roses And Velvet Revolver Shares The Story Of His Rise To The Pinnacle Of Fame And Fortune, His Struggles With Alcoholism And Drug Addiction, His Personal Crash And Burn, And His Phoenix Like Transformation Via A Unique Path To Sobriety In , At The Age Of Twenty, Duff McKagan Left His Native Seattle Partly To Pursue Music But Mainly To Get Away From A Host Of Heroin Overdoses Then Decimating His Closest Group Of Friends In The Local Punk Scene In LA Only A Few Weeks And Still Living In His Car, He Answered A Want Ad For A Bass Player Placed By Someone Who Identified Himself Only As Slash Soon After, The Most Dangerous Band In The World Was Born Guns N Roses Went On To Sell Than Million Albums Worldwide In It S So Easy, Duff Recounts GN R S Unlikely Trajectory To A String Of Multiplatinum Albums, Sold Out Stadium Concerts, And Global Acclaim But That Kind Of Glory Can Take Its Toll, And It Did Ultimately On Duff, As Well As On The Band Itself As GN R Began To Splinter, Duff Felt That He Himself Was Done, Too But His Near Death As A Direct Result Of Alcoholism Proved To Be His Watershed, The Turning Point That Led To His Unique Path To Sobriety And The Unexpected Choices He Has Made For Himself Since In A Voice That Is As Honest As It Is Indelibly His Own, Duff One Of Rock S Smartest And Most Articulate Personalities Takes Readers On His Harrowing Journey Through The Dark Heart Of One Of The Most Notorious Bands In Rock And Roll History And Out The Other Side

10 thoughts on “Its So Easy

  1. says:

    This book is why I love reading rock autobiographies Duff comes across as intelligent and self aware, but he doesn t act like he s always been that way He admits to past mistakes and stupidity while he was living it up with Guns N Roses He shares embarrassing stories about drugs and drinking, including throwing up, then consuming the vomit because there was alcohol in it Instead of glorifying his former rock lifestyle, he focuses on how he overcame things He fell in love, married, and now has two daughters he enrolled in community college so he could go on to get a college degree he took up exercising and bicycling to stay sober He never comes off as holier than thou, but I love that the book focuses on what he s doing now than idolizing how he used to be While the stream of consciousness chapters from his drug induced times are incredibly gripping, it s even impressive how he writes the rest of the narrative Though he gives credit to a ghost writer, I believe the reader is actually hearing Duff s true voice, because he s an intelligent man as demonstrated by his 4.0 GPA in college , and he s been writing his own columns for several years now Highly recommended, regardless of how you feel about GNR.

  2. says:

    Interesting book I ve read Slash s book I ve read Adler s book Both gave unique accounts of their lives and what they went through in GnR Their books were a bit salacious than Duff s Probably because they used professional writers to help them and the publishers wanted to sell books Since Duff wrote his own book he probably doesn t feel his daughters need to hear the exact details I respect that However, I wish this book was a little detailed in other areas I would have liked to have found out about the lawsuits in the 2000s I would have liked to have learned about Axl s assistant Beta was she the Yoko of the group or at least Duff s take on her What is the real feud between Slash and Axl Even in Slash s book I still have no idea why Axl, called Slash a cancer and supposedly wrote a song Sorry about Slash, hates him so much Now Slash and Axl are on tour together so I guess they patched things up I know Duff said this is about me and my journey but giving the reader insight between Slash and Axl might have been interesting The feud between Axl and Nirvana There was never any mention of this as I recall Since Duff is a Seattle guy and wishes he could have done for Kurt Cobain I would have thought this would have been a perfect thing to talk about What were Duff s thoughts on the over the top videos Did he like them Hate them What were his favorites Duff getting sober and kicking ass was inspirational It definitely inspired me I think Duff might turn some lives around He trained at The House of Champions in the San Fernando Valley They taught some lessons at a Special Ed school that I worked at and did an incredible job It was interesting to read Duff hailing the HOC and knowing they really did a great job with the Special Ed students I am hoping someday I can go mountain biking with Duff in the Santa Monica Mountains Then I will get the real lowdown

  3. says:

    I m not going to do a full review for this since it s pretty obvious what it s about I will say that it was non stop interesting and a very smooth read However, It s NOT Easy to read especially about things like the vomitugh On a side notefor all my romance reader friends, I do have to say I don t think we will ever read one of our books about a musician having sex with a girl in a cockroach infested apartment and the girl being okay with it and it s definitely interesting to know that you can cure the clap by eating fish food.who knew Not that you ll ever see this, but WTG Duff I m glad you pulled yourself out and have the life family you always wanted Stay Strong

  4. says:

    After finishing Slash s biography, I fell into a catatonic state You know, I m a huge fan of Guns n Roses Like, HUGE And, well, the break up part wasn t that easy to read Probably because I always hoped for a reunion, and finishing Slash s book destroyed all my hopes D Duff s biography, though, left me in a catatonic ly positive state.He s such sweetheart He s honest, funny, and..Well, he s kinda hot.The part that moved me the most, I guess, was the Axl and Duff London thing They hugged, and I was like LET ME LOVE YOU FOREVAAAAAAH Oh, to all those of you who think Axl is an asshole jerk douche bag idiot..Screw you As Duff wrote he can be the most tender person in this world Anyway Duff McKagan took his wife I love you, Susan and their two daughters to see Taylor Swift LMAO I love Taylor, but the fact that Duff McKagan went to see a Taylor Swift concert is just too hilarious.Owh, the prologue One of my favorite parts I don t know why Grace has already told me and her mom to stay completely invisibile Her exact words You re not invited Ah, they joys of parenthood LOL Five stars for Duff McKagan Woohoo

  5. says:

    I saw Guns N Roses for the first time in my life this month, so naturally I had to beef up on my GN R factoids This book isn t really that, though Duff McKagan writes about his alcohol addiction and his dances with death He writes about how he overcame it all and has to tell himself every day that he s an addict Did you ever think a memoir could be a page turner This one is One hundred percent Its structure is perfect it starts with his daughter s 13th birthday party, then goes to his childhood, then begins the tale of Guns N Roses and beyond His stories are gnarly, but he s eloquent in telling them He s wise He s funny He made me cry a little It s all I talked about while I read it, and I ll probably continue talking about it for a while Ashley Holstromfrom The Best Books We Read In July 2016

  6. says:

    I am NOT a hardcore GNR fan, not even a GNR fan at all, but I really loved this book I used every spare moment to read it and finished in two days Sex, drugs, rock n roll, and an inspirational story Mostly, I think I was really into it because the writing was surprisingly good I had heard Duff speak on the radio and could tell that he was intelligent and very articulate, making it likely that he actually wrote his own story.I highly recommend this book to just about anyone who wants a dramatic tale of the rock n roll scene in LA and Seattle in the 80s and 90s.

  7. says:

    This book must ve been a lot longer and then edited, for I can t think of any significant reason why this one particular episode somewhen in 1992, when Duff met me and gave me a hug and an autograph, was left out of this account This was super important for me back then, surely it must ve left an impact on him as well Oh well, one possibility might be that Duff was simply too strung out, too high and or drunk to remember and or care.All joking aside This is a candid, entertaining and interesting read Duff tells it all, the good, the bad and the ugly, and he isn t shy about anything From ten bottles of wine per day to going to see Taylor Swift with his daughters the times, they are a changing, but Duff never looses his cool Reading this is like listening to a good buddy telling you about his rollercoaster life.Being a huge Guns n Roses fan back in my teenage years, all stories and tidbits connected to the band were the passages I was most interested it, and Duff delivered Since this book is a few years old, it ends well before the latest reunification of the band, but it still offers closure.All the other stuff was a nice read as well, parts were quite inspirational even A good, solid music bio.

  8. says:

    It s So Easy and Other Lies is the most compelling book I ve picked up in a while Duff McKagan is an excellent writer with a highly accessible style and his story is nothing if not riveting Indeed, McKagan himself comes across as highly accessible and deeply grounded in his art All of which makes this a very, very enjoyable, if disturbing, read but, as the book progressed, particularly as it described his recovery, I found myself and removed from his story, and it took me a while to discover why that was.I m no rock and roll junky I had never heard of Duff McKagan prior to reading his book but I found many, many things in his story with which I strongly identified I think it s safe to assume that anyone in recovery from, or in the throes of, any addiction will see a lot that they recognize in McKagan, regardless of how deep the insanity reached in his particular case As with so many addicts, he is a super achiever he suffered profound childhood trauma he s seen than his fair share of death All of these things are exceedingly common among addicts I also personally related to his love of the outdoors especially mountain biking and his dedication to his art He is an admirable and humble man by any conventional measure, and he s somebody most among us would probably be glad to call a friend.So what is it that began to turn me off about his story I guess there were a couple of things First was, though he emphasized his common man roots and he has indeed held true to his upbringing despite the temptations of his station, he seems to place an undue emphasis on the stature of those friends with whom he surrounds himself in his recovery Though McKagan is certainly one of the best at what he does and it makes sense that he would surround himself with people of similar ambition and achievement, his emphasis on this fact made his recovery seem considerably less grounded to me Secondly, his story begins to make clear that his initial recovery was actually the replacement of one addiction with another but he writes this section with what seems to be a complete absence of awareness to this fact Now I may be an idiot for not recognizing the literary device he s using here e.g., perhaps this seeming dearth of awareness is really meant to emphasize it , but it really seems that he never acknowledges this rather salient fact He does briefly mention seeking help after his relapse but it is the briefest of mentions As such, I never really know whether he finally began to discover the roots of his addiction As someone in recovery, that would ve been nice to know.All in all, I enjoyed McKagan s book on a deep, almost visceral, level as a writer, his skills are stellar but I think I hoped for a better story of recovery and redemption I inferred that his, ultimately, is just such a story but this book doesn t quite tell that part of the tale Otherwise, I d have given it five stars, as it s really a very good book and he seems like a good, good man someone from whom we could all learn a lot.

  9. says:

    Disclaimer I may be abit biased as Duff has been my not so secret rocker crush for 20 years.Quite simply, if you re looking for a tell all and airing of dirty Guns N Roses laundry, you need to look elsewhere This is the tale of one mans journey that happened to include the greatest rock band of it s time It s hard to read I knew Duff was a drinker but had no idea just how deep into a pit he fell but it felt really inspirational to me This is a guy that was a member of this HUGE band, lived through it s implosion by drinking and doing cocaine, survived a burst pancreas and has come out the other side The book made me tear up twice first when he recounts his reunion with Axl Rose after 13 years and again in the acknowledgments at the end to his daughters This is a man that I ve spent about 2 3 s of my life following and it s wonderful to finally read HIS story, in his own words, knowing that he s in the best place he s ever been.

  10. says:

    If you were into the whole punk metal scene in the 80 s, this has plenty of treasures to offer.

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