Wouldn't It Be Nice

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996 - Rock musicians - 416 pages
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Brian Wilson was the creative genius behind The Beach Boys. He turned a suburban California garage into a group that took the world by storm, with the sound of his songs, the sound capturing the laid-back, sunny Southern California lifestyle. But the cheerful image belied what was really going on.;This autobiography describes Wilson's 20-year nightmare of drug addiction, alcoholism, obesity and mental illness. He spent three years alone in his room. He lost his family, and he nearly lost his life. It is a frank discussion of what destroyed his life and of the controversial forces which helped to save it.

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Review: Wouldn't it Be Nice: My Own Story

User Review  - Herzog - Goodreads

The story of yet another rock star living to excess. I understand that Brian was abused as a child, but the amazing substance abuse (like David Crosby) is numbing. In this instance, you throw in the ... Read full review

Review: Wouldn't it Be Nice: My Own Story

User Review  - William Armstrong - Goodreads

The story you rarely hear or read about from the point of view of the person who made it all happen. Brian Wilson tells his own, often heart-breaking story about the pressures of outshining his fame ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Brian Wilson is associate professor, cultural studies and sociology, School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia.

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