Is That It?

Is That It? Review

Bob Geldof formed Band Aid, orchestrated Live Aid, and is the driving force behind Live 8. He has rallied the forces of rock performers all over the world and inspired millions to raise millions for the starving in Africa. He has met with world leaders and demanded that they change their aid policies. He has travelled in Africa and seen famine first-hand, and he has overseen the disbursement of the millions that Band Aid has raised. In this vividly honest autobiography, written with wit, candour and characteristic energy, Geldof recounts his extraordinary childhood in Dublin and schooldays that were both horrifying and funny. He describes the origins of New Wave music and the beginnings, triumphs, and eventual eclipse of the Boomtown Rats. He writes of his years with Paula Yates, the formation of Band Aid and its achievements and he writes of his hopes for the future. Widely admired, Bob Geldof is nonetheless ferociously independent and remains the most charismatic and controversial public figure in Britain today.

Title:Is That It?
Edition Language:English

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  • Rebecca McNutt

    Many pop culture biographies are incredibly boring and feature famous people who are famous simply for being famous. This one however discusses the man whose band raised awareness of AIDS, raised mone...

  • Noel

    Coming across an old pile of books one day, I stumbled upon “Is that it?” by Bob Geldof, I thought to myself “hmm, maybe that would be interesting – I don’t know much about him”. I am glad...

  • Steve Hoar

    Okay. So I am biased. Geldof has been a Hero of mine ever since I saw the Boomtown Rats on Top of the Pops in 1978. But this autobiography is one of the most complelling, tear-jerking and humbling boo...

  • Mimi

    I read this book initially because I am fascinated by the Live Aid concert that was held in aid of the Ethiopian famine in the 1980s. With the release of the “Queen” movie, it seems that the 1980s...

  • _inbetween_

    More than two decades ago I bought this, imported, for about 40 dollars, the most expensive book I ever got - and then I never read it.I fear it's usually too late to read books you once desperately w...

  • Julie Barrett

    Is that it by Bob Geldof My birthday gift 1985, the year they took my license to drive away, I was given a special birthday gift: was the watching nonstop, no chores no meals to make and i was able to...

  • Sarah Rigg

    I'm pretty sure I decided to read this in high school because I had no idea who Geldof was before Live Aid became such a huge phenomenon. I found it interesting, but of course, it only covers his life...

  • Tony

    A surprisingly good read. Thoroughly enjoyed it!...

  • Kimmi

    I don't usually read biographies... I came across this book at a garage sale.. all I have to say it was an interesting read about an life with so many challenges for the era.mmn...

  • Ian Banks

    The Fine Art Of Surfacing is one of my favourite records - it's also about the only Boomtown Rats album I can listen to all the way through without wincing. It's interesting to note that this album wa...