Bono memoir ‘Give up’ to be launched in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-rumored memoir by Bono, U2’s frontman, is popping out Nov. 1.

Alfred A. Knopf introduced Tuesday that the e book, first signed up in 2015 however not formally disclosed on the time, will likely be known as “Give up.” Reviews that he had a deal date again to at the least 2019.

“After I began to write down this e book, I hoped to attract intimately what I’d beforehand solely sketched in songs,“ the 62-year-old Irish singer and activist, born Paul David Hewson, stated in a press release. ”The folks, locations, and prospects in my life. ‘Give up’ is a phrase freighted with that means for me. Rising up in Eire within the seventies with my fists up (musically talking), it was not a pure idea. A phrase I solely circled till I gathered my ideas for the e book. I’m nonetheless grappling with this most humbling of instructions.

“Within the band, in my marriage, in my religion, in my life as an activist. Give up is the story of 1 pilgrim’s lack of progress . . . With a good quantity of enjoyable alongside the way in which.”

The e book’s subtitle is “40 Songs, One Story,” a reference to the construction of “Give up”: 40 chapters, every named for a U2 track. The band’s many hits embrace “With Or With out You,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “The place the Streets Have No Identify.”


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