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- Posted on Mar 11th 2008 2:00PM by John D. Luerssen
"Writing a memoir is just a bit scary," Wareham tells Spinner of the book, which drops March 13. "When you're just a singer in a band, you are somewhat mysterious and people have their own idea about what you are like, based on lyrics or interviews. But lyrics, while confessional on one level, are also cryptic. You can hide behind them."
Boasting many revelations, 'Black Postcards' is an insightful look at the peaks and valleys of Wareham's musical career and personal life, courtesy of old journals, tour diaries and old tour itineraries. And despite his uncanny skill for storytelling, Warehem -- who spent about eighteen months on the tome -- downplays his wares as a writer. "Writing is not easy or natural -- it is hard work," he says. "But perhaps the goal is to make it seem easy."
"There were days I had fun, and other days I felt like I was re-living some of the worst moments of my life. For a year or so the book was a shapeless mess, but then one day I looked at it and could see a clear beginning, middle and end."