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The full story of Elton John’s career in the 1970s, based on rare one-on-one interviews with the legendary rock star—from his meteoric rise, wild excesses, and struggles with fame and identity, to becoming one of the all-time musical greats.

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  • Well-researched but still breezy and engaging, the book offers a comprehensive tour of the shaggy, bleary-eyed decade when the hardest-working ex-Beatle reached the zenith of his creative and commercial success. . . . Man on the Runmakes an excellent contribution to the burgeoning literature devoted to McCartney’s post-Beatles career. The Boston Globe
  • In the 1970s, a depressed, heavy-drinking Paul McCartney walked away from The Beatles and reinvented himself as the leader of another hitmaking rock ’n’ roll band. A new book by longtime Q magazine contributing editor Tom Doyle about that turbulent period in the legendary rock star’s life, Man on the Run, catches him in mid-flight. Billboard
  • Man on the Run is a must for any rock fan. Doyle strips away the larger-than-life figure and examines the real McCartney: the musician, the father, the husband, fighting off a nervous breakdown, trying to navigate his way through a tumultuous decade. The Boston Herald
  • Doyle focuses mainly on one decade of the musician's career—the '70s—but what a decade it was. Publishers Weekly
  • “Tom Doyle’s detailed chronicle, which includes rare interviews with McCartney and former Wings members, portrays a band that was far more contentious than eager-to-please hits like 1976’s ‘Let ’Em In’ had us believe, fronted by a legend who wanted to be both boss and buddy. The book is larded with tales of Seventies rock-star excess, Paul and Linda’s love of weed, docked paychecks, and grousing musicians. Rolling Stone
  • Doyle has added a valuable entry into the Beatles Bookshelf. Houston Press
  • Doyle digs deeply into Mr. McCartney’s life and career, doing fans a great service as he unearths details even the most obsessive among them likely did not know. The East Hampton Star
  • A compelling read for both casual and well-versed fans. The Morton Report
  • [An] engaging, accessible, and well-written telling of rock and roll's ultimate comeback tale. Library Journal
  • Compulsively readable . . . Accomplished rock journalist Doyle presents a solid, detailed, and, above all, honest reappraisal of McCartney’s work. Publishers Weekly
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