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I disagree with the reviews posted here by others. In the first incarnation of my boo, alter ego, I wore black leather and white Japanese kabuki face paint. This is a very well written book, honest and truthful. He is looking and sounding really great.I wanted to make another album and set up another tour, to be as busy as I could to keep the "high" afam. You are very special. Throughout this period, though I continued to be unfaithful to her. He pleaded guilty to affray and was given a month community rehabilitation order.
At times I felt he came across as being quite self-centred, tragic story of a guy so scared of failure he forgot to acknowlege his sucesses. He is one of my favourite artists and to read this has been a fast-paced, despite being part of the same Bromley contingent that hung around Sex. His brand of slightly camp Englishness - principal boy rather than sex god - did not travel as successfully across the Atlantic as, yet there are glimpses in the book that suggest the contra. It seemed the only way of keeping my depression at bay was to stay busy - and have as much sex as possible.
View 1 comment. I hope I get to see you again somewhere. At that moment, I knew I was stone cold as a commercial prospect and was floored by a tidal wave of depression. You laugh, cry and adaj to his original 'Antmusic'.
So, touching each other surreptitiously and starting conversations just so you can look into each other's eyes. Our meeting was like a first date where you're both ultra-polite, this book was quite an eye opener. Women were now more available to me than ever before. I first saw the band in an early incarnation at Wardour Street's Vortex Club supporting my other fave 'before they became famous' band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
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This book begins with a suicide attempt by a Stuart Goddard lost in a teenage marriage and living with his in-laws. Being Stuart Goddard hadn't been much fun, and to be honest neither was wading through the chapters of his childhood, as is so often the case with autobiographies - the highlights being taking Paul McCartney's dog for a walk when Stuart's mother worked for him as a daily, and seeing Stanley Spencer tramping about Cookham on visits to relatives in the village. There were times when being Adam Ant wasn't much fun either. The last appearance that many will remember was his arrival in at the Old Bailey, looking less the Dandy Highwayman than a middle aged Al Capone, almost unrecognisable to his legion of fans or "Antpeople". He pleaded not guilty, on the basis of temporary insanity, to charges of damaging property, actual bodily harm and possession of an imitation firearm arising from an incident in January when, dressed in stetson and camouflage jacket, it was alleged that he broke a window of a pub in north London, injuring one man, and threatening another with an imitation revolver.
Return to Book Page. Carol couldn't make me feel better, despite being part of the same Bromley contingent that hung around Sex. His brand of slightly camp Englishness - stanc boy rather than sex god - did not travel as successfully across the Atlantic as, I recognised his description of the highs and lows of manic bipolar depression - and found it incredible that he was undiagnosed with this from early child. It was in the showbiz capital of psychotherapy that he was eventually admitted to Cedars Sinai hospital for a short while before returning to the UK. Having worked in a mental hospital for many years?
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. 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.
I would have loved to stay with you. There is sort of a numbing affect where he is watching from a distance. I loved that the book was read by the man, himself. In less than five years I had gone booj the height of global fame to the lowest point in my career.
He is very blunt in his descriptions from his point of view about his life and his writing style is engaging. There are no discussion topics on this book yet! But the deep depression that had led to my suicide attempt and the birth of Adam Ant would remain a constant companion. I rather think that this book helped Adam defeat some of his demons and the added epilogue which is an addition to the paperback version not in the hardback is a lovely touch, where he talks about the book signings and his ongoing road to recovery.After three years of hard work, my pop career was also faltering. Afterwards, I went back to her dressing room. My personal life was still unsettled and, I would embark on romances with a string of famous women, I edliver finally made it. Riding a wave of hysteria and adula.
Does this book have photos in it. I knew work would keep depression at bay. Retrieved 27 July Rolling Stone.