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Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman: I Am Brian Wilson – A Memoir (Da Capo)

Bob Ruggiero, Houston Chronicle, 7 October 2016

FOR MOST of his life, Brian Wilson has heard voices in his head. They might be the sweet harmonies of his bandmates in the Beach Boys as they sang 'Surfin' U.S.A.', 'California Girls', 'Good Vibrations' or any of their other many hits. It might be the voice of his frustrated, mercurial father Murry, the controversial and abusive Dr. Eugene Landy, the competitive Phil Spector, the mystical Van Dyke Parks, or either of Wilson's two wives.

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