Out Now: SURRENDER by Bono
SURRENDER is the story of Bono's remarkable life as you've never heard it before, told through 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song.
In his words and unique voice, the book is "the anatomy of a songwriter and a singer and a hooligan and a pilgrim and a husband and a father and all that."
Here's what some of the first reviewers are saying.
"Punctuating it all is the music. Each chapter uses a U2 song to pull us down
memory lane." —The Sunday Times
"Surrender is characteristically expansive, but it whizzes by, with each of its 40 present-tense chapters pegged to a relevant song lyric and decorated with a felt-pen sketch. Bono has storytelling verve and a genuine desire for self-examination." —The Guardian
"Like U2, ‘Surrender' soars whenever the spotlight comes on. Bono is never more powerful, on the page or the stage, than when he strives for the transcendence that only music can offer." —The New York Times
SURRENDER is written, narrated, and illustrated by Bono… and is available now in hardcover and audiobook.
The hardcover has 40 original drawings and dozens of never-before-seen photos from his life at the intersection of artist and activist.
The audiobook is an intimate, immersive listening experience, telling stories from Bono's early days in Dublin, to joining a band and playing sold out stadiums around the world with U2, plus his more than 20 years of activism.
From moments of classic U2 hits to snippets by The Clash, Patti Smith, Verdi, Johnny Cash and Mozart, SURRENDER also exclusively features clips of newly recorded reimagined versions of U2 songs including ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday', ‘With Or Without You', ‘One', ‘Beautiful Day' and more, glimpsed for the first time on ‘SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story'.
SURRENDER is available immediately as both an audiobook and e-book download.
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