The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl

Since the new year began, I’ve made a goal to post a review every Saturday. This week, I didn’t actually finish any books this week but I came close on this one. I don’t often read autobiographies. For some reason, The Storyteller jumped out at me.

So far, I have really enjoyed the book. Since Dave Grohl is only a few years younger than I am, I experienced the same time period he did growing up. As the last generation of kids that had the chance to play outside, drink water from a garden hose, burnt their legs on a hot metal slide we grew up tough.

When you read this book you will hear the story of a young boy who started guitar lessons but quit them and taught himself. From joining the band Scream at 17 to the death of Nirvana band mate Kurt Cobain and on to his current projects, Grohl tells about the experience without the salaciousness of other rock autobiographies.

I’m 3/4 of the way through the book and when I finish, I will add an update to this post.

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People who grew up in the 70s and 80s will most likely appreciate this book.

Thanks for reading.


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Kathy Harriott

My husband, Mike, and I moved from NJ to Southwest Florida in September 2006. I currently work for the local county Facilities Dept. and fill my free time with crafts, reading and my experiments in the kitchen.

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