Eric is the author the of “ I’m a Fan: How I married U2 into my life without going to the altar.” Eric has had some challenging times in his life. The book dives into how U2’s music embarks him on a journey of self-discovery. Eric said “How I married U2 into my life without going to the altar is the story about how my parent's divorce changed my journey through the world for the better and how I became a fan of the Irish rock band -- U2. Starting with my mom's second marriage to the closing chapter with me sitting on Oprah's couch shortly before Bono takes the stage, I'm a Fan is a 35 year romp through my life trying to understand one's difficulties with relationships, depression and death as U2 sits in the background playing my soundtrack.” From self-discovery listening to U2’s “Under A Blood Red Sky” cassette to sending the band a bag filled with custom painted jean wear initiating a merchandising operation to meeting them on the streets of Chicago, I'm a Fan: How I married U2 into my life without going to the altar is my life's story.
On a ppersonal note, Eric had offered to be my host when I arrived in Chicago. Introducing me to all the fans that he had met over the years and providing some great insights to Chicago. The book gives readers a chance to look into someones world and see how they pull together the strength to overcome. U2 music has always provided the back drop for fans to find hope, love and strength to endure. I invite you to click the link and grab a copy for your self. - Dre