Special Deluxe A Memoir of Life Cars Summary Ð 104

Summary Special Deluxe A Memoir of Life Cars

Special Deluxe A Memoir of Life Cars Summary Ð 104 È Neil Young’s first memoir Waging Heavy Peace was an international bestseller and critical sensation The Wall Street Journal wrote that it was “terrific modest honest funny and freuently moving” while The New York Times found it “as charismatically off the wall as Mr YounLt his specially modified electric car and his efforts to demonstrate to lawmakers and consumers how viable non gas guzzling vehicles truly can be Special Deluxe captures Young’s singular lyrical almost musical voice Witty eclectic and wonderfully candid Special Deluxe is an unforgettable amalgam of memories artwork and political ponderings from one of the most genuine and enigmatic artists of our time. Neil's second memoir in just a few years Do we really need two books on the life of an aging if occasionally still brilliant rocker both written within months of each other Especially when Waging Heavy Peace was uite good but also a bit unfocusedWell sort of Special Deluxe is a much straight forward autobiography than the predecessor in that Neil uses cars that he or his family have owned through the years as signposts for changes in his life from a small town in Canada to superstardom somewhat ironically given his praise for his wife ending just before his recent divorce And Neil loves his cars He may not remember exactly when he played a certain gig but he'll remember every detail of the car he bought on a whim on the way home and the technical problems that led to him getting rid of it And ultimately the big uestion How can he be a socially conscious old save the Earth hippie and still drive around in huge 1950s gas guzzlers Well he wouldn't be Neil Young if he didn't on a whim decide to do something about thatFull disclaimer You had better have at least a passing interest in cars and preferably alternative fuels if you want to get through this As much as Neil often uses the car as an entry point to a story he wants to tell about life fame drugs music or family there are also long stretches where he seems to impatiently brush all that stuff aside just so he can gush about the design of the grill of a 1959 Continental for a while But you take the good with the bad; even if the book occasionally drags it has that charm that comes from listening to an enthusiast being indulged to nerd out about something he loves and I can't not like how unassuming it comes across Neil Young's music has always been a work in progress and judging by both his books he himself is as well there are no sure answers no big lessons learned that don't come with a shrug that you can't always be perfect It's not a book I need but you can't live by need alone

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Od his musical influences his family the rock ’n’ roll life and one of his deepest most ebullient passions cars Through the framework of the many vehicles he’s collected and driven Young explores his love for the well crafted vintage automobileand examines his newfound awareness of his hobby’s negative environmental impact With his ferocious devotion to clean energy he recounts the saga of Lincvo. Life 45 Cars 25

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Special Deluxe A Memoir of Life CarsNeil Young’s first memoir Waging Heavy Peace was an international bestseller and critical sensation The Wall Street Journal wrote that it was “terrific modest honest funny and freuently moving” while The New York Times found it “as charismatically off the wall as Mr Young’s records” Now in Special Deluxe Young has fashioned a second work of extraordinary reminiscences about his Canadian boyho. I didn’t enjoy this uite as much as Waging Heavy Peace but it was a thoroughly enjoyable read nonetheless Neil Young has a way with words whether it’s in novel or in song form that man knows how to write beautifully and draw you into a story or song I’m no car person but I especially enjoyed the little side stories about his cars and the gorgeous illustrations to show us what they looked like I thought it was an excellent addition to the book I also really loved learning about Neil’s life he really is a fascinating man