My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman

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As is typical in most autobiographies, Gregg Allman tries to put the best spin on years of bad behavior.  Of course he's been married 6 or 7 times, but it was never his idea.  He's just a pawn in the game, man.   Too drunk and drugged up to participate in his own life, he presents himself as so passive that it's a miracle he could write a song on his own or tour with the band.  Written in conversational style, the book is filled with entertaining side notes, such as his belief that the Grateful Dead had fans because they dosed them with acid.  He also asserts that he got hepatitis C from unregulated tattooing rather than years of intravenous heroin use.  He delves somewhat into the bad blood between some of the Allman Brothers band members, especially Dickey Betts and, of course, the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.  I felt that there was a lot more to tell when I was finished with this book. Check Our Catalog

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