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Insomniac Press is Giving Away a Copy of Being Young

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Insomniac Press is Giving Away a Copy of Being Young

Insomniac Press is giving away a copy of Being Young by Astrid Young to one lucky contest winner. Being Young is about the author’s relationship with her brother Neil. To enter the contest, go to Insomniac’s Facebook page and post the name of your favourite Neil Young song to their discussion board. It’s tougher than it sounds – you can only choose one song. On Friday, Insomniac Press will draw the winner’s name and send him or her a copy of the book.

About the book: Neil Young is one of Canada's great exports, his contribution to rock music and the counterculture stretching over generations from Woodstock to today's anti-war movement.

His distinctive voice and his grasp of the art of songwriting have elevated him to superstardom.

In Being Young, Astrid Young offers a fresh perspective on the cultural icon she knows as her older brother. Taking up where their father Scott Young's book, Neil and Me, left off, she explores the influences that shaped their family and the events that drove them apart and, eventually, brought them back together.

The book is a searingly honest, funny, and touching celebration of family life lived in the spotlight of fame and the joys and difficulties of trying to live up to a legacy while attempting to make your own way in the world. Astrid offers an insider's intimate view of Neil Young's career and life as a family man, an activist, a businessman, and a musician. Written with a sharp eye for detail and a refreshing willingness to dispense with illusion, Being Young shows Neil Young and his family and friends from his sister's unique perspective.

About the author: Astrid Young is a singer-songwriter and sommelier. She began writing creatively at an early age and her work includes the film Haunted. Her career has taken her around the world, both on her own and singing backup for her brother, Neil Young. She lives in Toronto and Picton, Ontario.

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