My Life as a Beach Boy
The incredible story of The Beach Boys from founding member Mike Love
Mike Love is a founding member of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 hits. Love has been the lead singer of the group one of its principal lyricists since its inception in 1961. His credits include such pop classics as Good Vibrations, California Girls, I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun, and Kokomo. Love has received an Ella Award for his song writing, and, as part of The Beach Boys, he is a member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the Vocal Group Hall of Fame; and has received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. James S. Hirsch is a journalist and New York Times bestselling author whose books include biographies of Willie Mays and Rubin Hurricane Carter and examinations of military issues, the health care system, and global philanthropy. Hirsch won the Christopher Award for Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World.