Life's Too Short: A Memoir (Compact Disc)

Life's Too Short: A Memoir By Darius Rucker, Darius Rucker (Read by), Alan Eisenstock (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Darius Rucker, Darius Rucker (Read by), Alan Eisenstock (Contribution by)


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."--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 the 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: 9798874623210
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Language: English