I've been trying to look for a thread on shtv about Mike Love's autobio from this year - I'm sure there was one, but it no longer seems to be accessible. Assuming it was closed down because the very mention of the man's name usually summons a toxic battleground between BB enthusiast factions. A shame if so. I'm halfway through reading it (at 1968 just now) and am enjoying it's perspective on the BBs story. So far he's imo largely very fair about the rest of the band; only his care to emphasise exactly what he wrote on each song veers towards self parody, but it's obvious this is a very sensitive subject for him. Anyway don't want to get bogged down in that stuff: what's really been interesting about the book is the aspects of the BBs story and Love's own life that have been brushed over in passing or described from other perspectives in 45 plus years of retellings. For instance, Mike's desription of the Indian retreat in 1968 was very interesting as this is always told from the Beatles perspective. Mike's presence is often referred to in passing, but when you see it from his pov and realise he made the journey solo, without the other Beach Boys or even his family, you see what an important personal quest it was for him, and one he got a more positive and lasting experience from than the Beatles did.