Life's Too Short: A Memoir (Signed Book)

Life's Too Short: A Memoir (Signed Book)

by Darius Rucker
Life's Too Short: A Memoir (Signed Book)

Life's Too Short: A Memoir (Signed Book)

by Darius Rucker

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A raw, heartfelt memoir from Darius Rucker, the three-time Grammy Award–winning, Diamond-selling lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish and Country music sensation—told through the remarkable stories of the music that coursed through his life.

“If I look back at my life and try to see into my past, everything seems blurry. But then I lean in and start to hear something. Melodies. Chords. Harmonies. Lyrics. This book is the story of my life as told through twenty-three songs that took me away, soaring, starting at ground level, living in a poor but happy home, never wanting for much more, enjoying what I had, even when times got tough, because I had my escape, my refuge, my music.”—From the Introduction

Raised by a single mother in Charleston, South Carolina, Darius Rucker founded Hootie & the Blowfish with three classmates at the University of South Carolina in 1986. What began as a party band playing frat houses and dive bars quickly became a global rock pop phenomenon through their Diamond-certified debut album Cracked Rear View, featuring the era-defining hit songs “Only Wanna Be With You,” “Let Her Cry” and “Hold My Hand.” Later, Darius would also chart a pioneering path as a solo Country music artist, with Diamond-certified hit “Wagon Wheel,” plus timeless anthems such as “Alright” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” while sharing the stage and a mic with the likes of David Crosby, Al Green, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Adele, Taylor Swift and more. 

Nearly 40 years into his illustrious career, Darius tells the story of his life through the music that made him, including songs by everyone from Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder to R.E.M., KISS, Prince and, of course, his own music with Hootie and as a solo artist. He recounts the unlikely ascent of his band and wild tales of his road-hardened life—one filled with stumbles, missteps and battles with demons, but ultimately resulting in triumph. Life’s Too Short is the story of a man, his music and his life; a page-turning memoir that is raw, real, hilarious and deeply emotional. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063394032
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 05/28/2024
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 739
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Darius Rucker is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He first achieved multi-platinum status as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award–winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, selling more than 25 million albums worldwide, including their Diamond-certified debut Cracked Rear View, which remains among the top 10 bestselling studio albums of all time. Since the release of his first Country album in 2008 via Capitol Records Nashville, Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Country chart plus 10 No. 1 singles at Country radio and his third career Grammy Award with his Diamond-certified hit “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five bestselling Country songs of all time.

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