Wouldn't It Be Nice

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Dec 19, 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  - Rayfield - Goodreads

It's excruciatingly repetitive at points, not very well written, and Dr. Eugene Landy clearly holds his sway through the last quarter of the book (Wilson does not stand behind his "Own Story" in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marci - Goodreads

Pretty interesting facts. You really have to be a Beach Boys fan to get into this book I think. Wouldn't really recommend it to anyone who isn't! 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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