Fab by Howard Sounes
An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

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Howard Sounes, the bestselling author of Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, turns his considerable reporting and storytelling skills to one of the most famous, talented—and wealthiest—men alive: Paul McCartney.

Fab is the first exhaustive biography of the legendary musician; it tells Sir Paul’s whole life story, from childhood to present day, from working-class Liverpool beginnings to the cultural phenomenon that was The Beatles to his many solo incarnations.

Fab is the definitive portrait of McCartney, a man of contradictions and a consummate musician far more ruthless, ambitious, and moody than his relaxed public image implies. Based on original research and more than two hundred new interviews, Fab also reveals for the first time the full story of his two marriages, romances, family feuds, phenomenal wealth, and complex relationships with his fellow ex-Beatles.

 

About Howard Sounes

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Howard Sounes is the bestselling author of meticulously researched and revelatory books including Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life. He lives in London.
 
Published October 26, 2010 by Da Capo Press. 624 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Kirkus Reviews

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Solid addition to the ever-expanding library of books about the Beatle named Paul.

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Publishers Weekly

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The accomplished biographer of Dylan and Bukowski delivers an engaging, set-the-record-straight biography of the benighted Beatles songster without showing much sympathy for his subject. Indeed, Soune

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BC Books

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Much of the information presented here will be common knowledge to diehard Beatle/McCartney fans.

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BC Books

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He spent two years interviewing over 200 of McCartney’s friends, colleagues and acquaintances for Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney, and has done an extraordinary amount of research to put together a compelling read.

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New York Journal of Books

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Brought to you by Howard Sounes, the author who also gave us the comprehensive tomes Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life, Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney delivers on every promise it even thinks about making.

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The Wall Street Journal

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But where "Fab" is rather ponderous—"A large part of the Beatles' success, and thereby Paul McCartney's, can be put down to the fact that the boys worked with first-rate people from the start"—Mr. Carlin's "Paul McCartney: A Life" at least has the virtues of readability and style.

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The Wall Street Journal

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But where "Fab" is rather ponderous—"A large part of the Beatles' success, and thereby Paul McCartney's, can be put down to the fact that the boys worked with first-rate people from the start"—Mr. Carlin's "Paul McCartney: A Life" at least has the virtues of readability and style.

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Kirkus Reviews

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And now with Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney, Sounes is tackling the life of Sir Paul, from his birth to his breakup with the notorious Heather Mills—the first book to do so.

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New York Journal of Books

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The Beatles are done halfway through the narrative, and yet so much more story is still on its way.After the fall of The Beatles, Sounes transitions into Paul’s life with Linda and the kids.

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AV Club

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A detailed biography of Paul McCartney proves useful by giving equal weight to the post-Beatles years.

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