Wouldn't It Be Nice

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 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  - Sarah - Goodreads

This book is a roller-coaster of a read. Brian's ups and downs over the course of his life are depressing, and at times exhausting to read due to the magnitude of the sadness he's experienced. I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Joe Emery - Goodreads

Eye opening story about mental illness and the decline of Brian Wilson. 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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