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on October 25, 2015
I grew up in the 80s, and I have to admit I had some prejudice against what is generally called "Disco Music". As I started reading this book and understanding the kind of hard work, thought, and musical expertise that went into the making of hits such as "Everybody Dance" and "Le Freak", I listened again to them and several more with an open mind, and that did it for me. That is indeed great music, worth listening to, and feeling good to.
Nile Rodgers life's tale is full of exciting things going on and surreal encounters with music legends, and this, combined with fluid and honest writing, makes this book a page turner. From a chance encounter with Tim Leary, Diana Ross watching from the wings, David Bowie alone in a bar, Michael Jackson making confessions, and Madonna, well, being Madonna... you can't wait to see what will happen next.
His story of almost dying several times due to drug abuse, and finally overcoming addiction successfully and permanently is truly inspiring. The absurd coincidence of being saved by hitting the wrong elevator button seems to me as no coincidence at all... as a Spiritist, I'm pretty sure his friends on the "other side" helped him avoid prematurely ending his present life. But since this does not come for free, I guess they already knew that besides bringing joy to the world through music, he would still do charity work, as it indeed turned out to be.
This book will delight every music lover. Guaranteed.