U2 by U2
Initially published: 2006-09-22
Author: U2 with Neil McCormick
U2 by U2 was a book created by Neil McCormick with U2, and took an in depth look at U2 from the 1970s onward through a series of interviews. It is the first book written by the band in their own words. The book was first published in 2005 and covers up to the period when the Vertigo Tour was starting. The book was published first by Harper Collins in London as a coffee table style book. Later versions included smaller editions of the book, scaled down in size.
A portrait of the popular rock band, written by its members, presents an oral history culled from more than two hundred hours of taped interviews, that traces U2’s career over the course of twenty-five years.