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Duff McKagan to write advice book 'How To Be A Man' - NMEIn , at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get. In , at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on the band itself. But his near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning point that led to his unique path to sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
Duff McKagan on Substance Abuse, Fatherhood and the Possibility of a Guns N' Roses Reunion
Nice title. Or perhaps it was, but then it was also so much more. His book has an interesting structure at the beginning. But the chapters jump from the present to the past and alternate like that for the first 8 chapters or so. After about a fifth of the book it stuck to a linear path though. I have to say I was extremely impressed by his turnaround and healthy lifestyle change. Taking up mountain biking.
Lighthearted yet serious-minded, How to Be a Man recounts the wisdom that McKagan, who has long been a happily married father of two daughters, has gleaned from his sometimes surreal rock star existence. How much I could drink. And then I was 37, and I had two little girls. I was at a grocery store. This is what it is.
We caught up with Duff at Thalia Hall in Chicago a couple hours before his concert in support of Tenderness. In late , Axl , Slash , and I were getting back together and having talks and really clearing the air. We went out on tour, and I was at this intellectual ease when I turned off all the news. Instead, I read a lot of history. I talked to people and made observations. I started writing these little vignettes that eventually became songs.
So what do you do next? You could take a well-deserved break. You could write another bestselling book. All of which made it the perfect time to talk with Duff about collaboration, creativity, confidence, and the definition of success. You're you , so to me you have the opposite problem: You have so many options, it's hard to choose between them.