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    Just wondering how many of you read it and what you thought of it. I am reading it right now and it definitely gives some insight into why Dave is who he is and what he meant to the band. I'm sure he embellishes certain parts, but it's insightful stuff.

    [ September 20, 2002, 06:23 AM: Message edited by: dirtymovies ]

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    I liked the book. I thought it was a good mix of Dave the entertainer and Dave as a human being. If people want to see Dave in a light different than the line "Look at all the people here Tonight" schtick -- Pick up Crazy from the heat. I found it a good read.

    Another great thing about the book -- it is not necessary to read it page 1 throught the end. You can read from any point.

    Enjoy [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Thanks PAL. Well said.

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    I liked it, I just thought it read to much like he talks, no real point and all over the place, don't get me wrong I love Dave, he is just a very random person, and the books shows it.

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    Originally posted by Chris C:
    I liked it, I just thought it read to much like he talks, no real point and all over the place, don't get me wrong I love Dave, he is just a very random person, and the books shows it.
    Hyperactive is as Hyperactive does [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]
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    i have read it twice cover to cover (and i don't read much...) very entertaining and gives insight into the guy behind the image...
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    I found "Crazy From The Heat" to be a very entertaining read from begining to end. It really opened my eyes and made me "re-think" some of the feelings I had when Dave left the band in 1985. For the majority of the news reports and band interviews during that time period, it made it seem like it was mostly all Dave's fault for leaving the band? After hearing Dave's side of the story and seeing what actually became of the late great Eddie Van Halen, I can see why Dave wanted to leave. I found the stories of Dave's travels around the world quite exciting and thinking to myself, that Dave is much more than just a singer or an entertainer, but a very well versed and well traveled human being. I think it would have been a trip of a lifetime to have been with Dave during his many travels around the world. I hope that someday, Dave will release the chapters he cut from the original writing and finally release the "spoken" word version. [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]

    If you have the opertunity to read this book, please do. It is well worth it and will give you a different perspective of Dave and the band Van Halen durring their classic years.
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    the club days stuff about van halen was good reading. i too think he embellishes and lies some about the break up. and i agree too that you dont read it front t6o back you skim. overall a good read.
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    I pretty much think that Dave is a very intelligent man, who has smoked one blunt too many. I really enjoyed the book though. But after reading it, I can't help but wonder certain things about him. As far as the breakup of VH, I kinda get the feeling that it was a mutual thing, just from the way that Dave talks about it. I really believe that Dave has a great love for the brothers, it's just that they are so different in their personalitites and lifestyles that it makes things very complicated, spending a lot of time together, recording, touring, writing songs, etc. I kinda get the feeling that he is a lonely person.

    I'm sure that I'll be criticized for even bringing this up, but I also find Dave's relationship with "Big Eddie Anderson" kind of, ummmmm, different? Like the picture of them peeing together? I know, I know. It doesn't matter what Dave's sexual preference's are, but after reading the book, like when he said that after seeing Marylyn Monroe as a child he wanted to be her when he grew up, as well as a few other people. I can't remember the others. I'm not bashing Dave though really. Just trying to understand him I guess. The one thing I do understand about him for sure is that he rocked VH like no other human being on this earth could ever possibly do. I will always maintain that Dave , in his prime was untouchable, the greatest rock frontman ever. Also, buy the book. Peace.......
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    Hmmm, so there are some intelligent life forms in this forum.

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    Read it at least a dozen times all the way through. One of the best books I've ever picked up. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by Wolfman:
    Read it at least a dozen times all the way through. One of the best books I've ever picked up. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    A very entertaining read. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] I just read it again. I guess that makes about the fourth time that I've read it from cover to cover. Dave lives in his own world, but he does have alot of great stories to tell. One thing about the guy is that he has lived a full life. I think that it is a MUST READ for all VH fans. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    definately the last time i had fun reading a book.

    on another note, this is the dave he should be selling in interviews and public, its more fitting.

    *shrug* it's his foot he shoots tho, not mine.

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    Originally posted by Wolfman:
    Read it at least a dozen times all the way through. One of the best books I've ever picked up. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    A dozen times?? It was a entertaining book but once was enough.I personally don't like reading auto-bio's but it was a good read.I'd rather spend my time reading books by Patterson,Sanford,Hiassen,Coben etc..but to each his own.Theres nothing like reading a good book that you can't put down.. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] More people need to try it out once in a while...It beats the hell out of anything on that Boob Tube!
    Van Halen....2003??? In television if your on hiatus this long it's means you have been cancelled and nobody told ya.Has VH Been Cancelled and no ones telling us?? C'mon Ed give us a break and give us an update...

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    GMAN5150, I agree about reading books vs. the tele, but if I find a good one I certainly don't mind reading it over and over. I love reading bios and autobios. To each his own I guess.
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