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Fab: New Paul McCartney Biography

Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartneyA new biography on former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney, penned by Howard Sounes, has just been released by Da Capo Press. Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney offers an extremely detailed look at the bassist’s life, from childhood to fame with the Fab Four, post-Beatles career and up through modern day.

The 656-page book includes more than 200 interviews with almost everyone who has spent time with McCartney.

If you think the biography will merely paint McCartney as a modern day hero, guess again. Sounes, who also wrote bestselling biographies of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski, holds nothing back in his description of Sir Paul.

A review from Booklist explains, “Sounes gives criticism when warranted, remarking on McCartney’s flaws both as a musician and as a man. Indeed, Sounes is often brutally honest, offering a full portrait—warts and all—of one of the most famous men of the modern era.”