Tuesday, July 5, 2011


                                             It's not only rock 'n' roll! It's rock wisdom.

             All You Need is Love:
 And 99 Other Life Lessons From Classic Rock Songs.

I love this book, All you need is love by Pete Fornatale and Bill Ayres, and give it 5 stars. There are so many little gems inside. I use it as a daily mantra by flipping through the pages and opening to just one page, find a nugget of wisdom for the day just for me from the message it gives. Try it, the feedback it gives really works like magic with this book. I find myself re-reading so many of them. It's deep, cleverly written and inspiring. You also re-learn a lot about the history of classic rock and musicians in a very light manner. You can make this kind of book a friend. Its also the perfect gift for someone special. Although first published in 2000, it reads as a timeless master-piece for your library shelf.   Sure hope to see an e-book in the future.  Enjoy!


Product Description
It's Not Only Rock 'N' Roll! It's Rock Wisdom It's the insights and messages that come to us from 100 of our favorite rock songs. Love and marriage, family, friendships, self-esteem, spirituality, and community are just some of the themes explored in these healing and uplifting meditations, based on four decades of classic rock by artists like the Beatles, James Taylor, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, the Beach Boys, and dozens more. You'll also find background information on the songs and artists, as well as suggestions for applying these nuggets of rock wisdom to your everyday life. All You Need Is Love is a visit to our past and a companion for our present and future.

About the Author

Pete Fornatale is an award-winning broadcaster who has been a fixture on the New York City radio scene for the past forty years. The author of Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends, he can currently be heard on in the New York area on WFUV radio's Mixed Bag.

Also just to read up on both these guys via google is quite an experience.

Another book that came out in 2010 just by Pete Fornatale was titled, Back to the garden. The story of Woodstock and how it changed a generation. This I haven't read as yet.

Here's the link.


Here's the link to Pete Fornatale's websites: http://www.petefornatale.com/




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  2. Thanks Deirdra for the 'Creative Blog Award,' I'm glad you enjoy my blog. I love your artwork- it's a joy to look at. You're a very good artist. What a wonderful idea!

  3. Life lessons from classic rock? Sounds like a fun read!