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He's not just a poetic rocker from Ireland who formed the Boomtown Rats. Bob Geldof is funny, brave, and tells it like it is as he remembers his life growing up in Ireland with his father and two sisters--to single handedly organizing Band Aid, relief for those starving in Ethiopia in the early 1980s. Geldof was the class clown (mostly by accident) who challenged the religious authorities who educated him. He was the curious young boy who thought there had to be more to life. Rebelling against the family and forming a rock band was the beginning, but it was a news story on television that prompted Geldof in to using his musical clout to form Band Aid, and shortly after Live Aid, both non-profit to raise millions of dollars for those starving in Africa. The reader gets an inside look at the good, bad, and ugly of some famous 80s talent both before and after Band Aid, and along the way become Bob Geldof's companion feeling every word of his exhausting journey from rock stardom to hero. A brilliant read for anyone interested in learning the history of Band Aid and Live Aid, how the famine relief manifested, and for those who were fans of 80s rock, as Geldof tells a tale of some unforgettable experiences with the biggest names in music.
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Plot & Themes

Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Singer/Dancer

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   musician Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Irish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Misc setting    -   moving train    -   sewers/subways Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot in color 11-15 How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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