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Killing Bono

Author: Neil McCormick
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st VH-1 books/Pocket Books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them. And some have the misfortune to go to school with Bono. Everyone wants to be famous. But as a young punk in Dublin in the 1970s, Neil McCormick's ambitions went way beyond mere pop stardom. It was his destiny to be a veritable Rock God. He had it all worked out: the albums, the concerts, the quest for world peace. There was only one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCormick, Neil, 1961-
Killing Bono.
New York : Pocket Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)676858564
Named Person: Neil McCormick; Bono; Bono; Neil McCormick; Bono
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil McCormick
ISBN: 0743482484 9780743482486
OCLC Number: 56733835
Notes: Originally published: I was Bono's doppelgänger. London : M. Joseph, 2004.
Description: xvii, 358 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: I was Bono's doppelgänger
Responsibility: Neil McCormick.
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Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them. And some have the misfortune to go to school with Bono. Everyone wants to be famous. But as a young punk in Dublin in the 1970s, Neil McCormick's ambitions went way beyond mere pop stardom. It was his destiny to be a veritable Rock God. He had it all worked out: the albums, the concerts, the quest for world peace. There was only one thing he hadn't counted on. The boy sitting on the other side of the classroom had plans of his own. Killing Bono is a story of divergent lives. As Bono and his band U2 ascended to global superstardom, his school friend Neil scorched a burning path in quite the opposite direction. Bad drugs, weird sex, bizarre haircuts: Neil experienced it all in his elusive quest for fame. But sometimes it is life's losers who have the most interesting tales to tell. Featuring guest appearances by the Pope, Bob Dylan, and a galaxy of stars, Killing Bono offers an extremely funny, startlingly candid, and strangely moving account of a life lived in the shadows of superstardom. "The problem with knowing you is that you've done everything I ever wanted to," Neil once complained to his famous friend. "I'm your doppelganger," Bono replied. "If you want your life back, you'll have to kill me." Now there was a thought ...

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