Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Book worms are cool

I love books. Especially autobiograhies. Especially about musicians. I don't have the time to read as much as I'd like, but when I can, I get totally engrossed in the story. I may not pick the most brain stimulating books ever written, but they're interesting to me. I'm facinated by these peoples story, their path in life and how they got to where they are now.

Last book I read:

"In February 2005, more than 10,000 people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian 'Head' Welch–the former lead guitarist of the controversial Nu–metal band Korn–was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light. Now, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ.

Taking the reader backstage with Korn, Head tells the inside story of life in the band and how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all–consuming addiction to methamphetamines. Head writes openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, while providing a candid look at how the routine of recording and traveling placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own.

Candid, compelling and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is a rock & roll journey unlike any other."

I really enjoyed this book, but it was a little bit heavy on the Jesus stuff. Other than that, i thought the journey that Brian traveled was an incredible one and I'm glad he was brave enough to tell his story.

Book I'm currently reading:

"From troubled beginnings and tragedy to triumph and transformation, he reveals all for the first time in this no-holds-barred memoir. Dog spent the first twenty-three years of his life on the wrong side of the law. In You Can Run, but You Can't Hide, he offers an inside look at his days as a gang member; his dark years of addiction and abuse; and how serving eighteen months in prison for a murder he didn't commit helped him recommit to his faith.

He also shares stories of some of his most dangerous bounty hunts -- including his capture of Max Factor heir and convicted rapist Andrew Luster, which made international headlines. Against all odds, Dog turned his life around and went from ex-con to American icon in the process. This is his story. "

I love Dog. I love the show and was really interested in his story. This guy has lived one hell of a tough life, but his transformation is incredible. So far, the book is well written and really gives an inside look into his past and also the escapades of chasing down the bad guys.

So, if you're looking for a good read and an interesting story, check out one of the above books and get lost in their story.


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