A friend – a dear, wonderful friend – gave me an autographed copy of Bono: in conversation with Michka Assayas a few years ago. I gave it a very quick read and put it on my list of books that I was going to really, really read. Last night I glanced at my huge stack of books I am going to really, really read and picked it out.
Prepare for lots of Bono quotes in the days to come. It is a spectacular book.
Here’s a great one about how he sees himself:
“I’m a scribbling, cigar-smoking, wine-drinking, Bible-reading band man. A show-off [laughs]… who loves to paint pictures of what I can’t see. A husband, father, friend of the poor and sometimes the rich. An activist traveling salesman of ideas. Chess player, part-time rock star, opera singer, in the loudest folk group in the world.”