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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon

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In many ways, the title of this biography of singer/songwriter Warren Zevon encapsulates his life in a single descriptive sentence. Written by his estranged wife through personal recollections, interviews from a vast assortment of colleagues and friends, and from his own journal entries, Zevon's story is more of an oral history than a traditional biography. Zevon was an "Excitable Boy" in real life, as well as in song. This bio offers a "warts and all" look at a talented, but flawed artist who self medicated himself with alcohol, groupies and nastiness. All the grisly details are here, but the overall picture paints Zevon as a brilliant artist who was his own worst enemy. The legacy of Zevon's work has yet to be determined, but he lived quite a life building it. Zevon died of lung cancer in 2003 at age 56. Check catalog for availability.

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