Behind Sad Eyes by Marc Shapiro
The Life of George Harrison

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Shrouded in a sea of mystery, the elusive George Harrison has long been the most private and enigmatic member of the Beatles. From his hard knock childhood in Liverpool to his ascendance into rock infamy, George Harrison's life has been a torpid ride filled with legendary success and heart crushing defeat.

New York Times bestselling author Marc Shapiro sheds new light on this paradoxical rocker, whose reputation for unusual religious practices and drug abuse often rivaled his musical notoriety.

A man whose desire was to be free rather than be famous, Harrison's battle against conformity lead him to music making, a soulful and creative expression that would be his ticket to success and the bane of his existence. Behind Sad Eyes is the compelling account of a man who gave the Beatles their lyrical playing style and brought solace to a generation during turbulent times.

 

About Marc Shapiro

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Marc Shapiro is the NY Times best-selling author of J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter, Justin Bieber: The Fever! and many other best-selling celebrity biographies. He has been a free-lance entertainment journalist for more than twenty-five years, covering film, television, and music for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines.
 
Published March 19, 2003 by St. Martin's Press. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Harrison used drugs and alcohol extensively but avoided the heroin addiction of friends like Eric Clapton, while his dedication to Krishna consciousness led him to both bombastic religious advocacy and incongruous equanimity regarding the long-term affair of Clapton and Harrison’s wife Patti, who...

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Marc Shapiro carries on this dubious tradition in BEHIND SAD EYES: The Life of George Harrison.

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