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Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story (Music in American Life) Hardcover – August 13, 2007
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“Diekman has done such a thorough job that there is unlikely ever to be another Faron Young biography to compete with it. She has uncovered a great deal of information that will be news to even Faron Young’s most passionate fans and friends.”--Paul Kingsbury, editor of The Encyclopedia of Country Music and Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music in America
"I've never read a book on someone in the music business that inspired so many different feelings--laughter, sadness, pity, and even crying!" --Glenn Sutton, member of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
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side and the hot temper side. I'm amazed at the lifestyle of some of our big stars. George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty etc. Being a big music star is a tough road to travel, it's a hard life.This book on Faron gives you a side of him i never knew about.
I'm glad i bought the ebook but what i didn't know was that the book has a drm lock on it. If i would have known that i would not have
bought the kindle version of it. I won't buy another kindle book with a drm lock on it again. The book was good though.
This is a very comprehensive story about Faron's life and his ascent and descent in the world of country music.
Weaved throughout this story is Faron's alcohol addiction. It resonated with me, because my dad was an alcoholic, and some of the tales hit too close to home. Yet, it was consoling, in a way. It brought back memories that I'd buried about my own father, and allowed me to relive some painful times that I thought I'd long forgotten.
Regardless, I was so glad that someone thought enough about Faron and his life and career to put this in book form.
He was a major force in country music for many years, and it's time he got his due.
Thanks again to the author. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and it will be a valuable addition to my collection of country music biographies.
Diane Diekman paints the whole picture of Young's life, both the good and bad.
If you want an entertaining and enlightening look into the 50s and 60s country music lifestyle, definitely give this book a chance.
I was a person that had the opportunity to see Faron several times and have fond memories of all his shows but one, that one he was obviously under the influence and the show showed it.
The book shows his life in detail and I would recommend it for any Faron Young fan.
I would recommend this book for anyone who is a TRUE Faron Young fan.