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  - Adam Bugaj - Goodreads

okay, this is possibly the greatest story ever told (true) and maybe one of the most pathetic (sort of) but... If you don't know already, the Beach Boys were/are the greatest rock and roll band of all ... Read full review

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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