The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

HarperAudio. Oct. 2021. 10:35 hrs. ISBN 9780063076129. $26.99. MEMOIR
Grohl here writes about his childhood, his time as a struggling musician, his success with Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, and his adult life as a family man. Not a fan of Grohl’s music? That certainly isn’t required to enjoy this memoir, which gives listeners a glimpse of a music lover always ready for an adventure. Grohl comes across as a modest guy who has experienced great success and appreciates every minute of it; as a struggling musician who started touring and living in a van with bandmates hoping to earn enough for gas money to get to the next gig; as a man who worked hard and became a world-famous rock star. With support from his best friend (spoiler: it’s his mom), Grohl manages his fame admirably, with warmth and humor. Written by a natural storyteller, this self-narrated journey, with themes of family, music, and fun, is best experienced in audio format.
VERDICT This is an essential purchase for public libraries with patrons who are interested in popular culture, music, or awesome dudes.
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