No One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny Sugerman

No One Here Gets Out Alive

Here is Jim Morrison in all his complexity-singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent-the brilliant, charismatic, and obsessed seeker who rejected authority in any form, the explorer who probed "the bounds of reality to see what would happen..." Seven years in the writing, this definitive biography is the work of two men whose empathy and experience with Jim Morrison uniquely prepared them to recount this modern tragedy: Jerry Hopkins, whose famous Pr...


Details No One Here Gets Out Alive

TitleNo One Here Gets Out Alive
ISBN9780446697330
Author
Release DateApr 14th, 2006
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreMusic, Biography, Nonfiction
Rating

Reviews No One Here Gets Out Alive

  • Jason Koivu
    2008-11-29
    In the age of flower power, the Summer of Love and an era in which a generation sought peace not war, The Doors came out of the darker corners of man's desire.Harbingers of evil? No. This is about the conduits of humanity in all its beauty and horror. The Doors embodied yin and yang...I found an island in your arms Country in your eyes Arms that chain Eyes that lie In No One Here Gets Out Alive, Danny Sugarman has put together the comprehensive l...
  • Greg
    2009-10-01
    For about a two month period of time in 11th grade I thought that The Doors were a really good band, and that Jim Morrison was not a douche bag. It was one of the dark times of my life. I read this book then and really liked it. Thinking back on it I know it's not a very good book, nor do I think The Doors are a very good band.
  • Bill
    2008-12-16
    I am a long-time Doors fan. I own all their music and still include it in my music rotation - nearly 40 years after my first exposure to them. Morrison was a very bright man cursed with uncommonly good looks and a ferocious thirst for large quantities of whiskey. The latter led him to an early grave. This book colorfully accounts for his genius and outrageous appetites that led to his early death at age 27. The author dares suggest what Doors fan...
  • Justin
    2014-02-17
    The most popular Doors memoir, and also the shittiest. This book reeks of Sugarman's tunnel vision obsession with Jim Morrison. It's not that the events described aren't factually correct, but you really get the sense that this book was written by a 14 year old poser who understood Jim or the Doors as well as a typical super fan, and no better than that. I still recall my high school English teacher refused to let me write a celebrity bio on Jim ...
  • Cwn_annwn_13
    2009-02-10
    To say that many of his fans are morons that get grandiose and delusional about him is an understatement. However I still find that The Doors music stands the test of time and think Morrison was a talented and interesting guy. This book, while good, could have been a lot better. The authors, one of whom knew Morrison personally, interviewed multiple people that were close to him and The Doors, but yet its hard get a true feel for what sort of per...
  • Cormac Zoso
    2012-04-06
    This is the book that is responsible for making the three surviving members of The Doors rich beyond their dreams. When this came out way back in 1980, The Doors were a band many people had heard of but in general (readers please note i said 'in general') were not one mentioned in the same breath as The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, probably the four biggest, most famous, and ultimately most respected and durable bands t...
  • Esme M
    2011-03-02
    Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin...
  • Kimberly
    2010-10-23
    I read this book in 1987 when a huge Doors fan in my high school science class loaned me a cassette tape of music that would forever change what I thought about fire, and pretty much everything else. It became a part of my permanent collection of books and I read it a second time in August 1998 shortly after a news bite in Time magazine made note that the 30-year lease on his grave at Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris would expire on July 6, 2001 ...