Bono releasing memoir 'Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story'


Bono is releasing a memoir this fall.

Bono shares his story in his own words in the memoir titled Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. The book features 40 chapters - each chapter is named after a U2 song. Additionally Bono created 40 original drawings that are included in the book. He explained:

"When I started to write this book I was hoping to draw in detail what I'd previously only sketched in songs. The people, places, and possibilities in my life. Surrender is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book. I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands. In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim’s lack of progress … With a fair amount of fun along the way."

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story will be published on November 1st and will be available as hardcover and ebook, which Bono narrated himself. Head here to pre-order.

Bono shared an excerpt from the chapter "Out Of Control" - listen as Bono takes us back to 1978 on his 18th birthday, struggling to figure out what to do with his life. Stream the excerpt below:



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