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Elton John On Music, Addiction And Family: 'I'm Proud Of Who I Am Now'

The recent biopic Rocketman painted a Hollywood version of Elton John's life, but a new memoir, Me, comes straight from the artist himself. In it, he describes how, as a young man, he was determined to enter the music business, in spite of some misgivings about rock 'n' roll in his household. As he tells Fresh Air, "My dad, of course, hated it."

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Nick Hornby and 'A Long Way Down'

Nick Hornby talks about his most recent book, A Long Way Down, which is now out in paperback. Many of Hornby's novels have been made into films, including About a Boy and High Fidelity. He also writes "Stuff I've Been Reading," a column for The Believer magazine. This segment originally aired on June 15, 2005.

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