I must have been the only person in the world who was not aware of the fact that Eric Clapton spent most of his life as either drug or alcohol addict. Very celebrated and highly respected addict, but addict nevertheless. It takes a big chunk of this book and his life up to the point where boozing, drugging and vomiting becomes tedious and repetitive - it is a lifestyle expected from a rock star and he basically played the part but you don't get a sense that he matured with age because everything was lost in a fog of continuous dope, alcohol and what not. Thankfully, somewhere in his middle age he seems to start collecting pieces and reflect at his life - he talks about the ways he pulled himself out of it, of healing power of the music and how it took him a long time to accept that alcoholism is not a moral degeneration but a disease and should be treated as such.
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