[E–pub/E–book] Bono In Conversation with Michka Assayas
Okay Bono is just incredible as we all know I am interested in him as a person because I admire his work both musically and on behalf of those in poverty He is a role model to me strange as it may seem because I usually have female role models I have to say that after reading this book I want to know about his wife Ali She is phenomenal too Bono and I don t have much in common except the Irish blood coursing through our veins But that is huge to me Growing up Irish in the 70s and 80s and having U2 s contribution to humanity happening simultaneously was a very happy time for Irish Americans We felt a lot of pride for this band and this person The book is an interesting format a A exchange which I liked It is already an older book but there were significant insights into this person I can t touch his faith which I find remarkable I would like to be faith filled At one point Bono says he admires So to make it through success and still have manners to still have curiousity intellectual curiousity to still have some race to keep your dignity that is really rare I m not one but I d like to be I think Bono IS there and I was A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent glad to learn about thisreat man and what he is thinkingWhat has stuck with me a few weeks after reading this book is that Bono is very accepting of all sorts of different kinds of people and was not willing to say bad things about anyone He could see the My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA good in people which I think is a very admirable trait This is not to say that he doesn t think there is evil he does But clearly he thinks we can do something about it Cool A veryood read A different format than I ve read before The majority of the book is in Interview format where Michka asks a uestion and Bono answers it answers never than a page Interview was conducted in person and through a series of phone calls over a couple of yearsBono talks at length about his work for DATA Bebit AIDS Trade Africa and how he hopes to help absolve debt for impoverished countries to they can become self sufficientwwwtheglobalfundorgI would recommend this to any U2 fans or others that are looking for a different read Definitely opened
eyes around AIDS epidemic and other problems experienced in African countries I found this to be a fascinating read and thoroughly inspiring on a The Book of Leviathan good number of occasions as well I remain torn between 4 and 5 stars My ideal would be 45 so I haveone for the Nine Ghosts generous optionThe interview format of the book made it different to a standard biography but worked well at creating an atmosphere of closeness to Bono as if you were there for the conversations with them This was especially well created by Michka s simple scene setting for many of the interviews along the way You felt the respect and friendship between the two men demonstrated in the openness and honesty of both the uestions and answers At the end of the book I remain areat respecter of Bono And Continue To and continue to his determination to fight for justice for those who cannot fight for themselvesSome favourite uotes from the book It is impossible to meet God without abandon without exposing yourself being raw I wish to begin again on a daily basis To be born again every day is something that I try to do And I m deadly serious about that Happiness is for those who don t really need it So I can live without happiness If that s the price of fame Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia good riddance Joy on the other hand is not up for sale And my joy comes from a completely different place The ones whose light will remain with me long after they have burnt out are the ones that hadrace Because it s rare that the شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى gift comes withrace Some of the biggest arseholes I ve ever. For the first time ever Bono the biggest rock star in the world tells his life story Bono's career is unlike any other in rock history As the lead singer of U2 Bono has sold 130 million albums won fourteen Grammys and played numerous sold out world tours but he has also lobbied and worked with world leaders from Bill Clinton and George W Bush to Nelson Mandela on debt relief AIDS and oth. A decade and points out "to him that colonialism in France was left wing and championed by humanitarians Bono doesn " him that colonialism in France was left wing and championed by humanitarians Bono doesn really respond and dismisses the idea of irresponsible borrowing by African nations at one point but he does admit that aid created worse conditions and has propped up despots but he says that can be avoided by placing strict conditions on the money At another point Bono says that he s not for a paternalistic attitude concerning Africa but later talks about rewards systems that sound paternalistic to me He asks that we not see him as some wide eyed idealist and then says we ve ot to starting bringing Heaven down to Earth Now Not Surprisingly He S Not surprisingly he s bundle Bono You see at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma You know what you put out comes back to you an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth or in physics in physical laws every action is met by an eual or an opposite one It s clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe I m absolutely sure of it And yet along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that as you reap so you will sow stuff Grace defies reason and logic Love interrupts if you like the conseuences of your actions which in my case is very ood news indeed because I ve done a lot of stupid stuffAssayas I d be interested to hear thatBono That s between me and God But I d be in big trouble if Karma was Riding Hard going to finally be my judge I d be in deep shit It doesn t excuse my mistakes but I m holding out for Grace I m holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross because I know who I am and I hope I don t have to depend on my own religiosity Bono is a smart intellectual man Sure he cano a little overboard in hyping new U2 albums but that doesn t mean he has a brilliant mind His everyday words are poetic The press loves it when he speaks because he Arabian Challenge gives fantastic soundbytes left right and centerAll of this being said Bono In Conversation is a brilliant concept It s like a biography only it is done completely in A interview format You trulyet a look inside the man s thoughts and ideas I couldn t put it down If you think of Bono as a poet rather than a rock star then you won t be surprised at the level of introspection and insight that is revealed in this book Granted I think you have to be a U2 fan to enjoy it like I did but there are interesting discussions about the music industry poverty in the third world and his Christian faith Here are a couple interesting passagesIt s clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the Universe I m absolutely sure of it And yet along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that as you reap so will you sow stuff Grace defies reason and logic Love interrupts if you like the conseuences of your actions which in my case is very ood news indeed because I ve done a lot of stupid stuffI d be in big trouble if Karma was oing to finally be my judge I d be in deep shit It doesn t excuse my mistakes but I m holding out for Grace I m holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross because I know who I am and I hope I don t have to depend on my own religiositythe Christmas story The idea that God if there is a force of Love and Logic in the universe that it would seek to explain itself and describe itself by becoming a child in straw poverty in shit and straw a childI just thought Wow Just the poetryUnknowable love unknowable power describes itself as the most vulnerable To me it makes sense It s actually logical It s pure logic Essence has to manifest itself It s inevitable Love has to become an action or something concrete It would have to happen There must be an incarnation Love must be made fles. Extrovert singer of a small Irish post punk band into one of the most famous individuals in the world; and from an international celebrity to an influential spokesperson for the Third World He speaks candidly about his faith family commitment influences service and passion Bono A Self Portrait in Conversation is the closest we will come for now to a memoir from the iconic frontman of U2.my eyes around
Michka Assayas Ò 9 free downloadMet are the most ifted Because it "S Pretty Girl Syndrome Being " pretty irl syndrome Being is like being born beautiful You don t have to work a day in a year in your life for it You were born with it In one sense it s like blue blood money ift or beauty They are the things that should make you the most humble because they are not the things you have the things that should make you the most humble because they are not the things you have They are the things you were iven Yet it is my experience that they male people the most spoiled And the people who work the hardest and who have overcome the most obstacles on their life who have reason to beat their breasts are the most humble sometimes I can t American Literature Student Text get over that it s bewildering to me To make it through success and still have manners to still have curiosity intellectual curiosity to still have somerace to keep your dignity that is really rare I have a room which is in my brain and it s very very very untidy There is stuff fallen
Everywhere There Are SomeThere are some important ideas next to dome very silly ones There is a bottle of wine that was opened five years ago and there is a lunch I haven t eaten from last summer There are faces of children who are Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance going to die but don t have to There s my fathers face telling me to tidy up my room So that s what I m doing tidying my room First let me say that I m not a fan of Bono or U2 I don t mean that I actively dislike them what I do mean is that most of their songs don trab me Bono has bleeped on my radar for his social justice work than anything elseIt s aimed at the fans The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems going to depth on Bono s thoughts on everything from politics and philosophy to the ups and downs of life in the bandIt s well ordered and Michka Assayas asks the tough uestions Bono clearly prefers to avoid some topics trying too off on tangents but much of the time he does come around to iving an answerThe reason I like this book so much is that it shows me that Bono embodies the principles of the foundation of Christianity the Beatitudes as written about in Plan Be by Dave Andrews and anyone seeking to be the best Christian they can be would do well to learn from him A reat book that is probably better than me in that I took off a star for all the Africa centric ness of the last uarter I m fully in support of Bono s work there and think it is inspiring to see someone doing so much for those who have so little but at the same time I admit my mind wanders after too long reading about debt reduction trade etc The first 34 of the book are a bit personal which is appealing to me I m Black Wings of Cthulhu glad that what this taught me is that a person who isn t trying to be someone whitewashed and politically correct whose faith is messy and out there but full of realness balls out craziness and has a keen ear for God s heart can really change the world uotes that stuck You know celebrity is ridiculous It s silly but it s a kind of currency and you have to spend it wisely On Christmas The idea that Godthe force of Love and Logic in the universe that it would seek to explain itself is amazing enough That it would seek to explain itself and describe itself by becoming a child born in straw poverty in shit and straw Unknowable love unknowable power describes itself as the most vulnerable Love needs to find form intimacy needs to be whisperedlove has to become an action I think the things that really communicate universally are humourrace and strength of character Be still and know that I am God Shut Up and Let Me Love You would be the pop song The reason this book stands out is because Assayas doesn t keep his journalistic distance but presses into his friend and asks him the tough uestions He presses Bono on not speaking about Africa for over. Er critical Girl on the Verge global issues He has collaborated with the same musicians for nearly three decades and has been married to his childhood sweetheart since 1982 His life at all turns resists the rock star clichs In a series of intimate conversations with his friend Michka Assayas a music journalist who has been with the band since the very beginning Bono reflects on his transformation from the.