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Clapton: The Autobiography by [Clapton, Eric]
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Readers hoping for sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll won't be disappointed by the legendary guitarist's autobiography. As he retraces every step of his career, from the early stints with the Yardbirds and Cream to his solo successes, Clapton also devotes copious detail to his drug and alcohol addictions, particularly how they intersected with his romantic obsession with Pattie Boyd. His relationship with the woman for whom he wrote Layla culminated in a turbulent marriage he describes as drunken forays into the unknown. But he genuinely warms to the subject of his recovery, stressing its spiritual elements and eagerly discussing the fund-raising efforts for his Crossroads clinic in Antigua. His self-reckoning is filled with modesty, especially in the form of dissatisfaction with his early successes. He professes ambivalence about the famous Clapton is God graffiti, although he admits he was grateful for the recognition from fans. At times, he sounds more like landed gentry than a rock star: bragging about his collection of contemporary art, vigorously defending his hunting and fishing as leisure activities, and extolling the virtues of his quiet country living. But both the youthful excesses and the current calm state are narrated with an engaging tone that nudges Clapton's story ahead of other rock 'n' roll memoirs. (Oct. 9)
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“Like the bluesmen who inspired him, Clapton has his share of scars... his compelling memoir is... a soulful performance.”
People

 “An absorbing tale of artistry, decadence, and redemption.”
Los Angeles Times

“One of the very best rock autobiographies ever.”
Houston Chronicle

“A glorious rock history.”
New York Post

“This book does what many rock historians couldn’t: It debunks the legend... puts a lie to the glamour of what it means to be a rock star.”
—Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

“Strong stuff. Clapton reveals its author’s journey to self-acceptance and manhood. Anyone who cares about the man and his music will want to take the trip with him.”
—Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone

“Clapton is honest... even searing and often witty, with a hard-won survivor’s humor... an honorable badge of a book.”
—Stephen King, New York Times Book Review

“Riveting”
Boston Herald

“An even, unblinking sensibility defines the author’s voice.”
New York Times

“An unsparing self-portrait.”
USA Today

Product details

  • File Size: 20018 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0099505495
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (October 9, 2007)
  • Publication Date: October 9, 2007
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W916DY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,411 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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