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Summary

Tricky is one of the most original music artists to emerge from the UK in the past 30 years. His signature sound, coupled with deep, questioning lyrics, took the UK by storm in the early 1990s and was part of the soundtrack that defined the post-rave generation.

This unique, no-holds barred autobiography is not only a portrait of an incredible artist - it is also a gripping slice of social history packed with extraordinary anecdotes and voices from the margins of society. 

Tricky examines how his creativity has helped him find a different path to that of his relatives, some of whom were bare-knuckle fighters and gangsters, and how his mother's suicide has had a lifelong effect on him, both creatively and psychologically. With his unique heritage and experience, his story will be one of the most talked-about music autobiographies of the decade.

©2019 Tricky (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Tricky had a tough upbringing, but shines through

brizol massive.

loved it

sad times meet high times.

so funny he didn't really realise Clapton numourous other wanted to do collab work.

what a life!

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An honest insight in to a tricky mind.
Wouldve been best read by the man himself...the storyteller lacked depth with his over enthused exclaimings !! It needed to be told in darker hues...textured with genuine depth of experience. I oscillated between liking him.and wanting him to do one...the shouty mouth little prick .( Pacifist my arse). But Legend all the same. inspired to listen to his sonic journey now. see if he is as good as he proclaims himself to be or are they just the last rantings of an indulged delusional ex been. lets see....the mind is a Tricky place to Be.

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more about his life than his music

had hoped for more info about the music he made rather than drug and gangster tales.

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Outstanding Autobiography

A really great account of an amazing and groundbreaking artist. Written in a simple, straightforward style and extremely well narrated. Even readers not familiar with Tricky’s work should find this a compelling listen.

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Tricky

What a guy. Absolutely brilliant story. From a dosgy family,dodgey streets and the countries he lived in. And a huge thanks to the narrations who made you feel like you were living alongside him.
Definitely recommend.

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Tricky keeps it real.

Wow! what can I say?
I just devoured it. So authentic and matter of fact! Candid and real, with no apologies, not that any are needed.
Tricky, breaks your heart...

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Can no one do a Bristol accent ?

I was looking forward to this, I grew up about 3 miles away from Knowle West .....narration was awful. if you're going to do an accent, get someone who can do an authentic Bristol ( Knowle West) accent ! I couldn't carry on with this book it annoyed me so much. 😒

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loved it !!

really interesting story bit spoiled by some dodgy side narrations but enjoyed it nevertheless

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Extraordinary beautiful and ultra painful

I can’t believe how brilliant this is.
It will take me a long time to process everything and I already know this is one of the best stories I’ve ever heard. Hard core real tragic heroic love and ultra sadness
I’d love to just hang with Tricky and pick up on his energy
He’s a powerful person in and out of this world

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Brilliant

Never listened to his music but I was looking for som thing to read and I thought why not. I really enjoyed the story telling with other people chiming in. Would definitely recommend

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  • Gudrun D Whitehead
  • 24-05-20

Wonderful book - narration too enthusiastic

I loved the insight this book provided into Tricky’s life. I’ve been a fan of his music for so many years, and this put it in perspective for me. It’s well written and honest.

The narration however did not, in my mind, capture the book well enough. It was, somehow, over enthusiastic with a lot of exclamations which, over time, got rather annoying.

It was still worth the listen, the merits of the book outweighing the narration.

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  • Andrey Zaitsev
  • 17-11-19

Great and sad story

Very touching story. Well put together with memories of close people.
Badly read though. Even though the voice is very close to Tricky’s but actor is overacting, screaming when there is no need.
Entertaining but annoying to listen to sometimes.

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