Here is the complete history of U2 told exactly as it happened in day-by-day diary format. As well as following the mid-1970s birth of the band to the present day in journal form, U2 Diary also includes new revelations and fresh insights into key moments of U2's development. Through interviews and extensive research, author Matt McGee sheds light on stories that include U2's 1978 victory in a talent contest, Bono's visit to Central America in 1986 (which led directly to several songs on The Joshua Tree), and the band's struggle to finish the Pop album. Fans too have contributed their own memories and pictures by contacting the author's dedicated U2 website. It all adds up to the ultimate U2 book, a fanatically detailed account of a legendary group's life... and much more.