Gray

Gray

Book - 2013
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Sometimes, late at night in the hotel room, after the lights have gone out and the mistakes have already been made, when it is heavy and silent and still, I lie awake and listen to my pulse on the pillow… Imagine you are on a tour bus, the miles whistling away beneath you as you sleep. Tomorrow you will wake up in downtown Somewhere. It doesn’t matter. All the skylines look the same. Time is only marked by events. The world is on a first-name basis with you. But you…you barely even know yourself. There are those who give in completely to the idea of what it means to be famous. And those who can’t ever seem to leave the past behind. Life is a deep and contemplative story stuck on repeat—love, loss, self-destruction, self-discovery. If you could go back to the way things were before you made it…would everything still be gray?
Publisher: New York : MTV Books/Gallery Books, c2013
Edition: 1st MTV BooksGallery Books hardcover ed
Description: 228 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781416567820
1416567828
Branch Call Number: Went
Additional Contributors: Montgomery, James.

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ryner
Sep 13, 2016

In 'Gray,' a presumably semi-autobiographical tale, a sensitive but somewhat unstable young man chronicles the ups and downs of balancing a personal life and mental health with the challenges of being a member of an up-and-coming rock band. Scattered unassumingly throughout the text are snippets of real lyrics from the songs of the author's real-life band, Fall Out Boy.

The book is unlikely to win any literary awards, but that presumably wasn't the author's intent. Wentz clearly had these stories, emotions, thoughts inside of him -- a mix of his own and imagined experiences -- and it feels as though he may have pen to paper as a cathartic exercise. The reader is left continuously wondering just how much of this often distressing narrative is based on actual events and which are fantasy.

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erichards96
Mar 13, 2013

This book was fantasic! Whether its true or not it really gives you insight into the life of famous musicians and what they go through. I really recommend it, even if you're not a FOB fan.

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JDJ53
Mar 10, 2013

This is not non fiction, it is a novel-it is fiction.
Please list it correctly, thanks.

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erichards96
Mar 13, 2013

erichards96 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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