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Book Samples

Bono – A Near Miss in Negril, Jamaica

By on January 16, 2011 in Book Samples with 0 Comments

Did you know that Bono nearly died 15 years ago today? Not exactly the cheeriest of episodes to bring up, but it’s true. Here’s the U2-A Diary entry for January 16, 1996: January 16 Bono and his family are on the receiving end of police gunfire as their plane lands in Negril, Jamaica, where they […]

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When U2 Met Joe O’Herlihy

By on September 23, 2010 in Book Samples with 3 Comments
When U2 Met Joe O’Herlihy

You may have seen the reports from tonight’s concert in Brussels that the band celebrated their longtime sound engineer, Joe O’Herlihy. Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the day U2 met O’Herlihy, an amazingly long tenure that reflects the deep loyalty that exists in the U2 organization. What’s not as well-known, though, is that O’Herlihy […]

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Book Sample: Three Days in February, 2002

By on September 26, 2008 in Book Samples with 3 Comments

Time to share another book sample, don’t you think? I was just browsing through the Book Sample category to see what I’ve previously shared, and realized that almost all of my earlier samples are from the 1980s. So, here’s a look at the diary entries for three days in February, 2002 — an important trio […]

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Book Sample: ‘s Release Date

By on July 15, 2008 in Book Samples with 4 Comments

Been a while since the last post, and a while since the last book sample, too. With the band about to release remastered versions of the first three albums, I thought I’d post the book entry for October 12, 1981 — that’s the date October was released. Hope you enjoy! ——— October 12 – Top […]

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Have a Sneak Peek at

By on June 9, 2008 in Book Samples with 30 Comments
Have a Sneak Peek at

I’ve spent the past three days re-reading U2: A Diary (and I’m nowhere near finished). But instead of reading a MS Word doc, I’m actually reading proofs of what the book will look like when it’s published later this year. Sweet! I can’t keep this to myself, so here are a few sample pages (click […]

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