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A refreshingly honest perspective.

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Reviewed: 15-01-20

A great book, reminded of my younger times and the confusion. Thankfully Viv has pulled through the early bit and the grown up bit and still has a great perspective on art, creativity and how women can be excluded from this process in tiny ways that demean and belittle.

I also agree also with her opening about aging musos writing autobiographies. Absolutely true but we are all twats in our own run down little ways. Nice to be reminded of it.

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Well done Jon

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Reviewed: 15-12-19

A story that needs telling, told thoughtfully and without sensation. Neither preachy or sniffy of the subject, just good investigation. More please.

Just as I suspected, never a dumb blonde!

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Reviewed: 14-11-19

Frank, insightful, putting together fragments of my own past. The woman who I felt should be the template for all women turns out to be that template. Be yourself, don't take shit and understand that there's more to life Horatio.

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Oh Elton, you old sausage.

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Reviewed: 14-11-19

Well done, a tour De force. Couldn't praise it highly enough. Despite everything, his level-headedness after EVERYTHING he has done or gone through is the most remarkable thing about him. Elton, you are a lucky, lucky bastard and if that has to happen to someone, well it seems it couldn't happen to a nicer fella.

Worth the relisten

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Reviewed: 12-09-19

Obviously subsequent events have overlapped but overall you final it and just go 'hot damn'. We are under attack, subtly, but under attack.

Profoundly Simple

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Reviewed: 12-09-18

Inspirational, honest, humorous, iconoclastic, fresh, opinionated, wonderful. Even at our lowest we can make a positive choice. Up the Villa

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 08-05-17

LBJ, what a git. Gateway drug to Trump. A man who stood for nothing but his own predilection. If like thorough history this id's for you. LBJ, what a git.

Much more than I bargained for.

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Reviewed: 19-02-17

Honest but scatological story of a bone fide genius.

Whilst primarily known as a producer, Brian Wilson has suffered tremendously due to his mental illness and doesn't shy away from it and seems too have reached a marvellous perspective.

Loved the book.

I knew it!

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Reviewed: 09-02-17

When I first clapped eyes of The Smiths on footage of an early live clip of the band and everyone raved about Morrissey. Understandably so.

I was convinced that the scrawny guitarist was something than more than The Guitarist. This was confirmed at an early gig where Johnny blew my mind.

The man is a stand up genius. This is only confirmed I this book. A committed musician and role model for my generation who opened up the world.

Told well and with conviction. Thinking of words to describe the pleasure of reading this book is a forlorn hope. All I can say is I Love You Johnny Marr, always have always will.

My Sporting Life with Brian Little cover art

My boyhood hero, now my mid life hero.

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Reviewed: 02-04-16

What a man. Superb player, great manager and back at the Villa. Really good and thoughtful fellow.