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Waging Heavy Peace

A Hippie Dream
Young, Neil (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Waging Heavy Peace

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An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir.
Authors: Young, Neil, 1945-
Title: Waging heavy peace
a hippie dream
Publisher: New York :, Blue Rider Press,, c2012
Characteristics: 502 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Summary: An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir.
ISBN: 0399159460
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Report This Jun 25, 2013
  • LT rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Possibly due to his long history with drugs and alcohol (although he quit both shortly before starting the book), possibly due to incipient dementia (it runs in the family), Neil Young is hard put to develop a coherent paragraph. There are interesting facts in here, but they are buried in tangents, meanderings, and self-referential observations that have little meaning for the rest of us. Moreover, there is a little too much product placement for his project-in-development, PureTone (a new sound system that would provide convenient access to music listeners without the loss of data entailed by CDs and mp3s). I only wish some firm but kindly editor had taken Neil by the hand to help him polish the jewels that are no doubt scattered throughout the book. Neil comes across as an observant and likeable guy whose thought patterns are just not very well organized. Despite my great admiration for him as a musician, I couldn't soldier past the first two chapters.

Report This May 07, 2013
  • marcrrussell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

yah, yah, he's a nut and his book-writing skills are Not on the same level as his songwriting- but, he's NEIL YOUNG, man!!! He has some insights...

Report This Apr 10, 2013
  • carolannbagan rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

love neil but this was crazy hard to read. very disjointed.

Report This Feb 28, 2013
  • anagancereader rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not bad but rambling in form.

Report This Feb 20, 2013
  • dirtbag1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Neils' writing is as interesting as his music. True to his Canadian roots he remains humble and heaps praise on the many people who helped and influenced him over the years. A great story that gives the reader the chance to see the inner workings of a huge talent. Looking forward to the next book.

The guy can write songs, but hiring a ghost writer would have been a wise decision on this one. Interesting if your a fan, but written like a grade schooler.

Report This Jan 16, 2013
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A good book. Thanks Neil....look forward to your next book....great family man!!

Jan 7, 2013. Just browsing some comments, and clicking to see what other people have read. Guess I gotta read this, seeing as my first "45" that I ever bought was "Heart of Gold." Looking forward to it!

Report This Jan 05, 2013
  • kshinn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've been following Neil since the 1970's. What an honor to "get inside his head'" so to speak. It is by no means a chronological biography, but a collection of reflections on various events leading up to performing, song writing, making it big, traveling, partying, fathering, trying to make a difference in this world . . . His insites are informative as well as entertaining. He places the reader right back in the midst of the LA music scene in the 1970's. A must for all NY, CSNY, Buffalo Springfield, and Crazy Horse fans! His most recent tour was spectaculer with Crazy Horse @ the Tulsa Convention Center fall 2012. These guys have been together since 1969. An incredible musical genious!

Report This Nov 13, 2012
  • speedoflife2003 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The narrative is all over the place and you can tell that he didn't plan the book, but wrote it as he thought of stories. Having said that, I really loved the book and learned a great deal about this amazing artist. His ideas are fantastic and you can tell that he really wants to change the world for the better. Thanks Neil

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Report This Dec 09, 2012
  • MikeEe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Neil takes the reader on a long meandering highway drive in a large Eldorado, talking about his family and his musical friends, and listening to Pono all the way.


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