Bono has ratings and reviews. Elizabeth said: Okay, Bono is just incredible as we all know. I am interested in him as a person because I admire. Review of “Bono: In Conversation with Michka. Assayas”. David M. Johnstone. George Fox University, [email protected] Follow this and additional. Here, in a series of conversations with his friend, the music journalist, Michka Assayas, Bono reflects on his transformation from extrovert singer.

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While this book contains the clearest presentation of the Gospel by Bono in any venue it still has the smirking nonsense he is known for. December 24 at Dublin. I’m holding out that Jesus took my sins onto the Cross, because I know who I am, and I hope I don’t have to depend on my own religiosity. However, I’ve procrastinated reading it, I think because I worried that once I read this one, I might know all I need to, or maybe even some facts that sit uncomfortably with what I expect to write.

A Self-Portrait in Conversation” is the closest we will come, for now, to a memoir from the iconic frontman of U2. In this Sunday Times bestseller Bono – the biggest rock star in the world – tells his life story, and speaks passionately about his hopes for the future.

Bono on Bono: Conversations with Michka Assayas by Michka Assayas – Books – Hachette Australia

Christy Moore was born in and made his first album with Dominic Behan. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case asssayas very good xonversation indeed, because I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff U2 vocalist, mickha activist and one of the world’s most outsized rock stars, Bono symbolically takes off his habitual shades to reveal the relatively normal guy behind the flashy and occasionally bombastic public persona in this series of wide-ranging conversations. You felt the respect and friendship between the two men demonstrated in the openness and honesty of both the questions and answers.


Bono is a collaborationist, an appreciative artist, a faith-full friend. It’s that skill that allows Bono’s voice to come through, and makes it possible for the reader to trace the feelings and ideas that connect his professional, political and private lives. Not a Member Yet?

Some favourite quotes from the book: He believes that the West’s treatment of Africans is the last bastion of inequality that mihcka allow, says that we essentially have them chained to the ground, and insinuates that it is our racism that prevents us from giving more.

I enjoyed learning more about him.

BONO: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

We need conversatjon use cookies to do this. Topics shift and flow in a fairly nonlinear fashion; anecdotes jump around from tofrom Dublin to Africa, from music to father-son relationships. She enjoyed a career in arts programming at the BBC that culminated in her becoming the corporation’s first Commissioner for Arts and Culture. It really isn’t about U2.

It would have to happen. In her husband Andrew, the 11th Duke of Devonshire, inherited estates in Yorkshire and Ireland, as well as Chatsworth, the family seat in Derbyshire, and Deborah became chatelaine and housekeeper of one of England’s greatest and best-loved houses.

Overall, I enjoyed the on a great deal. I am closing the book tonight feeling that I got to know Bono. U2 talks with Michka Witj. The Stories in Our Genes. This trip into Bono’s head is a must-have for serious fans of the music or the man, a series of genuine conversations that are revealing, engaging, funny, intelligent, heartbreaking and in instances more raw and candid than I’ve ever read or seen Bono allow himself to be.


After seeing the U2 Chicago concert, I was curious to understand Bono. I would have liked to know more about the writing and formation of my favorite U2 songs.

I’ve never read a biography done quite like Michka Assayas has done of one of what will prove one of history’s largest, not meaning flamboyant or showy, personalities. This one is definitely for hardcore U2 fans. Bernie Nolan was the lead singer in the band The Nolans alongside her sisters. And this isn’t a biography of Bono or the history of the band. At the age of ten her mother died, and her alcoholic father wkth no longer care for her or her siblings.

In Conversation is a brilliant concept. Jul 10, Sabkymom rated it really liked it. When the Music’s Over Peter Robinson.

Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

Jun 19, Faith Spinks rated it it was amazing Shelves: It revealed a lot but left some mystery. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Brian Beacom is an award-winning entertainment writer at the Herald and Times group of newspapers based in Glasgow. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sep michkaa, Nanci rated it really liked it. Here are a couple interesting passages: Mar 07, Sylvester rated it liked it Shelves: Our Books See all Books.

Well, now I’ve read it and I’m really glad.