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Brian Wilson to Release Memoir in October

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Brian Wilson will release his autobiography, I am Brian Wilson: A Memoir, on October 11th. An excerpt can be found below.


    My life has been written about over and over again, and that’s mostly okay with me. Other people can talk about my life. Sometimes they’ll get it right and sometimes they’ll get it wrong. For me, when I think back across my own life, there are so many things that are painful. Sometimes I don’t like discussing them. Sometimes I don’t even like remembering them. But as I get older, the shape of that pain has changed. Sometimes memories come back to me when I least expect them. Maybe that’s the only way it works when you’ve lived the life I’ve lived: starting a band with my brothers that was managed by my father, watching my father become difficult and then impossible, watching myself become difficult and then impossible, watching women I loved come and go, watching children come into the world, watching my brothers get older, watching them pass out of the world. Some of those things shaped me. Others scarred me. Sometimes it was hard to tell the difference. When I watched my father fly into a rage and take swings at me and my brothers, was that shaping or scarring? When we watched him grow frustrated with his day job and take solace in music, was that shaping or scarring? Those are all memories but I can’t get to them all at once. I’ve had a whole lifetime to take them in. Now I have a whole book to put them out there

  2. Thursdaysox

    We know it from the silence

    Will definitely be reading this, I'm sure some parts will be tough to get through though.
  3. Aj LaGambina

    Hey man, we all can't be like you Supporter

    Will buy.
  4. younglikeme

    ii // YLM

    Really can't wait for this, especially being 50 years after Pet Sounds; seems so right.
  5. Cool, but what a completely boring title.
  6. Cornerb0y


    Growing up I was never a huge Beach Boys fan (I grew up on The Beatles). Until recently, I never listened to any of The Beach Boys albums (only the singles that usually played on the radio)...until I saw Love & Mercy. Since then, I haven't really been able to stop. Brian is a musical genius that was ahead of his time when Pet Sounds came out. Over the weekend I bought Pet Sounds on vinyl, and my wife and I are planning on going to see Brian live in May. We will likely be picking this book up too!
    beachdude42 and JRGComedy like this.
  7. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    I'm a huge Beach Boys fan and still need to see that movie haha
  8. joshuaharris


    A part of me clicked this hoping that it would be a book written by the MLB (former?) pitcher.