REVIEW: Surrender

Was there ever any doubt how many stars I was gonna give this one? 🤓

As a U2 diehard, it more than met my expectations. It’s lyrical and poetic, deeply philosophical and intensely spiritual. It’s everything you want from Bono and more. He’s both humble and self deprecating in the way only the Irish can.

He perfectly balances his arrogant rock star persona with his intense and deep desire to root out injustice. He gives us real detail on his political battles to ensure the hungry are fed, people with AIDS have access to treatment and that humans treat each other with kindness.

We get the inspiration for both the words and melodies of so many of our favorite songs. He details his love of art and literature and hero worship of many musical greats including David Bowie.

It is an unending love letter to his wife, a heart aching  discovery of his relationship with his parents, an analysis of the guilt balancing his band and his passion for rooting out inequality as well as a search for God.

If you like U2, this should be on your must read list! Especially the audiobook, it was lovely hearing Bono open his life to us. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What’s left on your list for NonFiction November?

Published by openmypages

I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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