What we do not get in this collection though are the intimate details of his personal life as a man, and as a famous man. Some dark points are touched on and the highlights of being a father are beautifully illustrated in select stories. But you know what? That is okay, just because you are famous does not mean that you need to share everything with your fans, and it is perfectly normal to protect your family from more intrusion into their private moments with you as well.
There are some very entertaining stories of his interactions on the road with the Foo Fighters and also his excitement and gratitude when meeting his idols. Grohl has also always chosen “life” even in the dark moments and this faith in himself, his talent, and his commitment to hard work he always credits to his Mum. So, what is not to like about a punk rocker, famous around the world, whose love for his family shines through and who also totally loves his Mum?
I really liked the Dave Grohl revealed in this memoir, and yes that is probably the point of it, but it does not retract from how entertaining these stories were. Be prepared to smile, feel grief, excitement, be bewildered, hungry and grateful as we travel though Dave Grohl’s life with him. It was a fun ride! I listened to this as an audiobook with Dave Grohl reading it so it was like Dave was just telling me his stories and made it much more intimate I think.
And don’t turn off the audio too early, as like any band performance there is an encore after the credits roll.