Good Reads: Dave Grohl, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

B is a longstanding member of the NY Public Library system. She rips through like 2-3 books per week sometimes. Occasionally while perusing the library inventory she will pick up a book or two for me as well. Sometimes I get around to reading them, sometimes not. One of such books in the “did read” category recently was Dave Grohl’s “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music.” I read this one in a handful of sittings.

Candidly, I grew up as a huge fan of Nirvana (most of the people I know who are my age did). I am not a huge fan of Foo Fighters, but I have always held Mr. Grohl in high esteem for the fact that he is an incredible musician across the board. This book starts out very strong. It kinda peaks during the Nirvana story, then becomes a bit less interesting afterward, in my personal opinion. I’d also opine that DG is a much stronger musician than he is a writer of text.

Notwithstanding the lack of a strong finish and relatively unpolished prose, I still recommend this book to anyone who enjoys playing or listening to rock music and/or was a teenager in the 90’s. I discovered by reading this book that Dave and I were both the unfortunate end users of Sears brand Toughskins jeans in our adolescent years. I was also amused to read that not unlike me, as an adult his abundant consumption of coffee led him to believe that he was experiencing some sort of cardiac arrest. Yikes.

That’s all I’m going to write about this one. Put on your best nostalgia hat and check it out for yourself.


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