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by Keith Richards

I have been reading Life, the autobiography of Keith Richards, the leader of the Rolling Stones. On the cover Keith says: “This is the life. Believe it or not I haven’t forgotten any of it.”

I have enjoyed this book for two reasons. On the one hand, it speaks to me very personally: Keith and Mick are my contemporaries, growing up in the same social milieu in post-war London, and the first in their families to go to college. They came to the United States in 1964 as I did, and, although their lives for the last forty-seven years could not have been more different from mine, they have taken care of some business for me.

The book also provides a very entertaining backstage guided tour through the underworld of popular music of the last 50 years.

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Submitted by mmcderm2 on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 10:25am.
I really want to read this, but I'd also like to listen to the audiobook version - narrated by Johnny Depp. I've heard he does a great job.
Submitted by twelsch on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 7:10am.
I found this book entirely absorbing, and roared right through it. "Keef's" voice comes through so clearly that I for one would hate to lay another voice--even Johnny Depp's--on top of it.