D.B. Pacini, May 8, 2009 (view all comments by D.B. Pacini)
A COMPLEX AND MULTIFACETED LIFE: The complex and multifaceted life of Eric Clapton is candidly revealed upon the pages of this nostalgic and heart wrenching book. Clapton doesn't gloss over his addictions and unrestrained excessive indulgences, and he acknowledges that he was not merely a phoenix that burned and then brilliantly rose from the ashes---he had support, encouragement, and help. Clapton wrestled with many demons and he lost some of the battles and won some. As a man he was not often impressive. As a musician, he is a genius. He is a flawed human being---like the rest of us. Clapton "started over" more often that one would imagine. This book left me feeling like I had been shown the heart of an ordinary man who had an extraordinary gift. He did the best that he could at times, he didn't give a damn at times---and he admits it.
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