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The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon

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The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon
Crystal Zevon talks about I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon.Southern California rock legend, the late Warren Zevon, is best known for his dark, innovative music like "Lawyers, Guns, and Money," "Excitable Boy," and "Werewolves of London." The misadventures and anecdotes that inspired these songs and others are equally compelling, dark and humorous. In "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," his ex-wife and life-long companion Crystal Zevon compiles stories, photos and memorabilia that capture the essence of Warren's music and life."I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is compiled from more than eighty interviews from fellow mischief makers, friends, family, and lovers, among them, Bruce Springsteen, Stephen King, Billy Bob Thornton, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Carl Hiaasen, who also authored the foreword. Never before seen photos, sketches, personal notes, and journal entries, in addition to concert posters, set lists, and tour schedules appear throughout the book, taking the reader on the roller-coaster ride of Warren's everyday life, from the beginnings of his songs to the end of his days. For his legions of fans, and for those readers who are fascinated by rock history, "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is an inside look into one of rock-n-roll's most brilliant, raw and timeless heroes - Book Passagemoreless

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