How to Be a Man

How to Be a Man : (and other illusions)

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One wouldn't usually turn to a veteran of Guns N' Roses for advice on how to live, but Duff McKagan is not a typical rock musician. He got sober at thirty, went back to school, got smart about money, fell in love, became a father, and got his life back on track. Through trial and considerable error, Duff learned to strike the balance between family and work, travel and contentment, financial aptitude and sacrifice.In How to Be a Man , Duff takes the reader into the life of an international rock musician and shares, with disarming candour and humour, the solid life lessons he's learned along the way to success and fulfillment in both his family life and career. From hard-won advice on basics like starting with a strong base and staying humble to techniques on staving depression and transforming darker impulses into something productive, How to Be a Man is the ultimate guide to rocking life- not as a dissolute train-wreck "rock star" but as a man bound for success and longevity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 136 x 203 x 21mm | 288g
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0306824493
  • 9780306824494
  • 115,591

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"Encapsulates [McKagan's] life and what he's learned in a highly readable way that everyone-man or woman-can relate to."-LA Weekly
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About Chris Kornelis

Duff McKagan is the cofounder of hard rock groups Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver and is the author of the New York Times bestseller It's So Easy (and other lies). He lives with his family in Seattle and Los Angeles.
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