Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney by Howard Sounes
ML 410 .M115 S68 2010
“Howard Sounes, author of the definitive Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, spent more than two years investigating every aspect of Paul McCartney’s life and work, including interviewing over 200 people for Fab. The result is the richest, most detailed, and most comprehensive life of McCartney ever written.
Unlike previous biographies of McCartney, the author pays equal attention to the story of his time with the Beatles and the ongoing story of his post-Beatles career, creating a comprehensive volume that spans the long arc of the artist’s life and work. Fab culminates with the fascinating and sensational human story of Sir Paul’s calamitous second marriage to Heather Mills, which is fully revealed for the first time. Sounes proves a judicious critic of the music of an iconic star while also delivering a superb psychological portrait of the man behind the music.
“Dylan comes alive,” the New York Times wrote of Sounes’s biography of the music legend. Now, Sir Paul McCartney comes alive in Fab, a detailed, revelatory, and hugely entertaining account of one of the most famous men in the world, spiced with anecdotes and candid comments from those who know him best.” – publisher description