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I can also recommend the audiobook with Taron Egerton, as he does a great job with it and making the book even more engrossing than it already is. When are you gonna come down? When are you going to write? What sets Elton apart from other rock stars, is that I can relate to him. He struggled with cold and distant parental figures, unrequited love from men, body image difficulties and an addictive personality.
However, he beat his demons and today is happy. He's also got a wicked sense of humour, rare talents and kindness. I feel like his strengths and weaknesses are so akin to mine that I felt writing a review to the tune of one of his songs would be more meaningful than recounting the beauty, sadness, hilarity and evocative nature of this book.
Instead, I leave you, my song This book has brought my life into so much perspective. I may never be able to thank Elton for that, but I could leave it here on Goodreads for you all. View all 14 comments. Feb 09, Annemarie rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-in-english , favorites.
Maybe I need to start off this review by saying that I'm a massive fan of Elton John. My mother then showed me her CDs of the guy who wrote the soundtrack and I was amazed by his voice. I stopped listening to him for many years, because I went through a phase where I would only listen to alternative emo music and ignored everything else. But when I rediscovered him in my late Maybe I need to start off this review by saying that I'm a massive fan of Elton John.
But when I rediscovered him in my late teens I remember how I listened to "Tiny Dancer" and had some kind of epiphany. It was the purest and most special feeling, something I can't put into words.
So yeah, to say I expected to love this book is an understatement. But I still didn't expect it to love it as much as I did! I pretty much read it obsessively, I just couldn't stop. This doesn't happen to me very often, especially not when reading non-fiction.
I'm generally not a big fan of memoirs, but this was an entirely pleasant and surprising reading experience for me. I felt weirdly emotionally connected to the story is that the right expression? I often felt like I was actually sitting down with Elton himself, and he was just telling all those things that happened to him.
I laughed so incredibly much and cried and got excited and nervous. I felt more enthralled by this memoir than by some adventure novels I've read. This is a very personal book. Elton doesn't shy away from talking about the mistakes and stupid things he did in the past. He's very self reflective and often uses a self-ironic tone. He also talks openly about his opinion regarding some other artists and his experiences with them. It's a very interesting and candid book and I loved it so, so much!
I already know I will pick it up more often in the future and I'm already very much looking forward to it. View 2 comments. Nov 10, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction , audiobook , read. Despite the fact that some of hits were recorded before I was even born, I love me some Elton John. But keep in mind this is also a good redemp Despite the fact that some of hits were recorded before I was even born, I love me some Elton John.
But keep in mind this is also a good redemption story featuring a life of sobriety, marriage, and children. View all 9 comments. I love reading celeb memoirs and as soon as I saw Elton John had written one, I knew I had to read it. He's always been outspoken and I figured he wouldn't shy away from anything regarding his life. And I was right, he pretty much laid it all on the table, the highs and lows and everything in between.
Elton John is a musical genius in my opinion. The amount of hits he has churned out over the years is impressive. And I found this book to contain a good mix of his professional life along with his I love reading celeb memoirs and as soon as I saw Elton John had written one, I knew I had to read it. And I found this book to contain a good mix of his professional life along with his personal life such as his childhood, relationships, addictions, etc..
Given I'm kinda a pop culture fanatic that likes to brag about how much random trivia bits I have stored in my brain, I was actually surprised at how much I learned about him from reading this book. It blew my mind that Elton John wasn't his birth name. Like how the heck did I not know that? I'll admit part of the appeal of celeb memoirs is it's fun to hear stories about other famous people.
Elton John certainly has had many friendships over the years with the A-list crowd, but he's also managed to have a feud or two as well. I don't think anything he says is that mean-spirited and it does seem like even he can admit he can be difficult to be around at times.
There is one part of this memoir that I got pretty emotional reading and that was when he talked about Ryan White, a boy who was infected with HIV from a blood transfusion and later died of AIDS in Ryan made national news because he had to fight for his right just to attend school as there were so many misconceptions about the disease and how you could contract it back then. I was a child back in the '80s and I remember reading about Ryan from my parents' People magazine subscription as well as watching the tv movie that was made about him.
Despite the fact he was sick, he made it his mission to educate people about the disease and Elton John first heard about Ryan while reading an article about him in Newsweek. He struck up a close friendship with Ryan and his family and was with them during Ryan's final days. He credits Ryan with giving him the motivation to turn his life around as he was battling addiction. The compassion he showed Ryan and his family as well as the hundreds of millions of dollars he has helped raise with the Elton John AIDS Foundation are some of the finest things he has done in his life.
Say what you will about Elton, but I'm glad he has never forgotten about Ryan. Report abuse. A real page Turner of a story if at times our heroes seem to have an amazing amount of good luck. That said the story moves at abreathtaking pace and if boys own adventures are your thing you will I hope enjoy this book as much as I did.
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Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. I'm not sure if it was sadness or joy, to be completely honest. I just felt overwhelmed, like I was fighting the urge to cry for pages and pages. It may have been desolation over not knowing where Tag had gone, knowing he was out of reach to these characters that loved him so dearly.
Maybe it was this misplaced sense of awe and pride I felt for Millie, for her strength, for how brave she is to chase a dream when the world tells her she can't. Maybe it was just the lightness that surrounds me every time I open a story written by this author. I don't know, but for so much of this book I was gripped by a heaviness in my chest and I came away wondering how Amy Harmon does this to me repeatedly when no one else ever has.
I was at war with myself more than once, a part of me so eager to go on, another part of me insisting I stop to take deep breaths in between the tears that I couldn't even decide where they were coming from.
Hope battled resignation battled fear the entire time I read, as it did for Moses and Georgia and Millie as they listened to Tag's story. There's this devastating sense of foreboding on every single page. I believed I knew what was coming, and I was terrified of it. But peppered through the sadness is humor and joy and love and friendship and a deep sense of hope that demanded I push on. But if there's one poignant commonality running through both stories, it's the loss and recovery of hope.
Like Moses, Tag was a runner. Both wanted desperately to escape their existences as they knew it, to quiet their pain in the only way that made sense at the time. Their respective stories took them through their own heartbreaking journey from wanting to die to praying to live. This story is powerful and poignant and, like every Harmon story, it changes the way you look at life.
To watch this larger than life character go from seeking death so desperately to craving life so ardently, is humbling. Tag is both David and Goliath in this story, both the giant and the giant slayer, both the savior and the one who needs saving.
He's the embodiment of power and strength and vulnerability and surrender. He's a warrior and his song is about a man who fights no matter what he's up against. Whether he believes he'll win or lose, he never taps out.
This book came as a surprise in so many ways. There's so many things I could praise Amy Harmon for with regard to her brilliant story telling and stunning writing style I can say with certainty that I know I loved this book because of how it devastated me. That's a truth that seems so obvious yet it never occurred to me until I was gut-punched with it in this story. A book, a song, whatever it may be is truly brilliant when it's powerful and profound and poignant enough to utterly devastate you.
The Song of David is devastating and beautiful and perfect. Steph H PieLadyBooks. The story of Tag and Millie is not to be missed! At our lowest. At our weakest. True intimacy happens when nothing is perfect. So, so unbelievably good. I absolutely loved Tag and Millie.
I loved how they fought for each other. I loved getting to see Moses and Georgia again. It seems Tag has recoded his story on those tapes, and we get to see the beautiful love between him and Millie unfold.
It is poetic, deeply romantic, heartfelt, and so beautiful. Laugh with them. Cry with them. Love them. This book is a call to strength and to fight with all you have for life, for love. Natasha T. Several women picked through a pile of garbage by the side of the road, stopping to stare at Hazel with dead eyes before turning back to their work.
A group of ragged, emaciated children, one of whom sucked on his dirty fingers, watched the scavengers. Yet across the street, a tidy line of schoolboys walked past the desolation as if nothing were wrong. The air smelled of rotting vegetables; dust kicked into Hazel's nose and made her sneeze. Early in the war, the newspapers had published aerial photos of the city showing almost all of it up in smoke, annihilated by relentless bombing.
While many of the inhabitants sought safety deep underground in the ancient Roman aqueducts and tunnels, at least twenty thousand people had been killed. She tried to envision what it would be like if New York had been similarly decimated, she and her mother out with their shopping bags, stepping over chunks of concrete, going about their day. She couldn't imagine it.
There's hardly anything left," she said. She would have thought they'd give her a moment or two to freshen up after her interminable trip. It's a show. But it was only thunder, from a slate-colored cloud to the west, far out over the sea.
The helmets snapped back down. A show. She'd have a chance to watch the other actors. In New York, she'd been given the script for Blithe Spirit, which had been a big hit on Broadway four years earlier, along with instructions to learn the maid's role, and she had managed to memorize some of the lines during the flight.
The lines were the easy part for Hazel, as she'd been a serial understudy for the past few years. Hazel's hope, when she first auditioned for the USO, was to be able to break out of her understudy rut and finally act onstage in a real performance. This was her chance to try something new, so that when she returned to New York, she'd be taken seriously as a major actress, not just a backup to be called upon when the leading lady got the flu.
Which, with Hazel's bad luck, had never happened. She'd even established a reputation among producers: Hiring Hazel Ripley as an understudy guaranteed that your leading lady would never miss a show. Twenty plays now under her belt, without going on even once. Every night, she'd feel a guilty flicker of relief as the star flounced through the stage door, healthy and raring to go, but Hazel attributed her own reticence to her lack of experience.
Surely, once she'd gotten a taste of performing in front of an audience, she'd become just as competitive and eager to take center stage as her brother and father had been.
She was a Ripley, after all. Her mother, Ruth, thought that joining the USO tour was a terrible idea, listing off the names of entertainers who had been injured or killed while abroad, usually in plane crashes. You know that's true. Hazel had changed the subject fast, recognizing the dangerous quiver in Ruth's voice.
But she remained undeterred. The opportunity to get onstage while supporting her country was too good to pass up, and she viewed it as a way to honor her brother's memory while, at the same time, stepping out of his shadow. Not to mention the pay was ten dollars a day plus meals. She'd filled out a long questionnaire, had her fingerprints taken, and gotten inoculated for diseases she'd never even heard of. And now, finally, she'd arrived. The Jeep pulled into an enormous field, where Mount Vesuvius smoked away in the distance.
Soldiers had taken seats on long benches facing a truck. One side of the truck bed was folded down to expose a platform furnished with a small table and four chairs; a drab-olive canopy was strung overhead. A flag hung from one side, with the words uso camp shows written in blue on a white background.
This was the stage, although it couldn't be more than fifteen feet wide. A few hundred soldiers milled about, chatting and smoking cigarettes, with hundreds more still making their way across the field. One held the remaining dastardly uniform and other sundries, while the other was full of her best dresses. The Actors' Handbook had listed a series of dos and don'ts: For the stage, bring dresses that you'd wear on an important Saturday night date.
Travel as a unit at all times.Rachael Yamagata - "Let Me Be Your Girl" - From the album TIGHTROPE WALKER Rachael Yamagata "Let Me Be Your Girl" Lyrics WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN WHEN YOU’RE ON THE STREET WHEN YOUR TROUBLES TIE YOUR HANDS KNOCK YOU OFF YOUR FEET I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU IT’S A CRAZY WORLD BUT.