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Publisher Description

One of the most successful pop stars of the 80s, his face adorning posters on teenager's walls from Acton to Akron, Adam Ant was a phenomenon. Now in this frank and revealing autobiography, he tells the full story of his amazing life from his dysfunctional childhood to his key role in the punk movement and creation of a unique musical style that brought him a string of hits (both singles and albums). At one point he was so famous other stars sought his company and advice - even Michael Jackson called in the dead of night to ask about music and clothes. His many girlfriends included Jamie Lee Curtis and Heather Graham and for a time he lived in LA, acting in fifteen films.

Adam also writes honestly about his life-long battle with manic depression. His first episodes were triggered by the stress of living with a violent, alcoholic father, and he tried to commit suicide when he was at art school. A gruelling episode with a stalker in LA precipitated a mental breakdown, and a stalker in London led to his well-publicised arrest and hospitalization in 2001. At times funny and at other times tragic, this is gripping account of the turbulent life and times of one of music's most fascinating figures.

'A whirlwind story of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, suicide attempts and deranged stalkers' Time Out

'With plenty of lessons to be learned about fame's downside, [this] is an intriguing tale, well and honestly told' Q Magazine

4 September
Pan Macmillan

Customer Reviews

Bambam3110 ,

Heart and soul searching

A heart and soul searching explaination from a man who owes no one any explaination or apology for anything he's ever done right or wrong ,,truly driven desire to succeed in the music industry has been a mirror example of his bi polar illness ,manic hyper we love adam to rejection ridicule and bare faced jealousy from snot faced writers who neither the courage or a fraction of the talent this man has , stay strong Adam ,I've been a fan from I was 5 years old and still am to this day ,, loved your book as much as your music , and in case you don't hear it much ,, thank you for sharing :) ,