The Storyteller

Tales of Life and Music

Hardcover, 384 pages

Published Oct. 5, 2021 by Dey Street Books.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

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Review of 'The Storyteller' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I found the book particularly interesting for the early years in David’s career and the awesome musicians he met and played with along the way. The prose is simple and it sometimes feels like he tried too hard to be polite and avoided raising waves - a solid contrast to Dave Mustaine’s autobiography I’ve read long ago. The Nirvana era takes about one chapter - you’ll probably find other better suited books if that’s what you’re looking for.

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4 stars

“I have never been one to collect “stuff,” I do collect moments.”
― Dave Grohl, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

Dave collected a lot of moments in his life and happily shared a lot of them in this book. It's mostly anecdotal and he explains his journey and choices. Very interesting and fun to read.
He isn't as reflective as I would have wished, and doesn't mentioned real fuck ups and the learnings from that. I know, it's hard to reflect on oneself.

The main take-away is that Dave is a unique being and is enjoying his life living it on his own term. And that's inspiring.

Highly recommend the audio book as he narrates it himself!

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