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Summary

Phil Collins' long awaited memoir doesn't hold back, featuring accounts of his music career and personal relationships. From his first tentative steps as a child actor to his remarkable career as a musician and his struggles with addiction and alcoholism, this is an intimate and engaging narrative about the man behind the music.

Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He's one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.

Revered as a drummer, he's the only performer of distinction to have appeared at both the UK and US original Live Aid concerts, the creator of numerous worldwide hits, and an Oscar winner for the song 'You'll Be in My Heart' from the Disney film Tarzan.

Phil Collins' life has also been rich with experience outside of music, starting with his career as a child actor, appearing aged 13 as the Artful Dodger in the stage production of Oliver!, through Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miami Vice and The Band Played On. In his memoir Phil talks honestly about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health but also describes the highs and lows of his career and what it is like to work with other rock legends, from Eric Clapton to Robert Plant.

Published to coincide with the release of a singles collection, Not Dead Yet will thrill fans and change minds.

©2016 Phil Collins (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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Honest interesting amazing account

Loved this audible book by Phil Collins easy to listen to as he narrated it , believable you feel your right there on the amazing life journey he tells about his career and personal life , funny , touching , exciting , humbling, just a normal bloke really , long awaited but well worth the wait .

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New Respect Indeed.

Biographies like these are an important read. They help you understand what goes on behind the scenes of life. They help you understand that everyone struggles with "stuff" and understanding this inspires you. I used to think Phil Collins was a pretty good singer for a drummer. He is also a pretty good author for a singer. Well done Philip. Well done.

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Well told story of a selfish man.

I guess it goes with the territory but Mr C tells of a life lived the way he wanted it and could afford easily. Quite a lot of wreckage but his professions of guilt are hardly ever followed up by changed ways. Well read. If you're a fan you will love it. If not, then a few 'tuts' might be heard.

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superbly told, very inspiring

I was never a huge fan but I certainly am now. not just of the music but this incredibly gifted and hard working man. The stories in this book run parallel with memories I have of the 70's 80's 90's - lots of funny and fascinating anticdotes. well done Phil!

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Awesome

Frank and interesting story of Phil's life so far.
No holds barred and honest insight. Must read for all Collins and Genesis fans alike..

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Fascinating insight into the life of Phil Collins

Great book. Funny, sad, heartbreaking in places. And ultimately, a wonderful account of his life.

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It simply made me glad he's not dead, yet

This book is a tremendous insight to the highs of fame in 80's and 90's and the true cost of the lows. I most certainly highly recommend.

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A funny and sad tale of this legend of music.

Yes I am a big Phil Collins fan, I have been for almost 30 years. This is a wonderful listen. Phil telling his story in his own words. It will make you laugh and cry.

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Highly recommended!

As a long term Genesis fan this is an autobiography that I have looked forward to. Ironically, perhaps, I was never a huge fan of Phil Collins solo work but I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole book. Phil's reading was very engaging and added a special dimension to my experience.

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A great nostalgic read!

I loved it and it was even better with Phil himself narrating. A really good listen.

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  • 26-06-17

Wonderfull

I really loved this book. Extremely interesting for an old Genesis fan. It was very well performed by the author.

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  • Graham Dunne
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Wonderful book

No holes barred autobiography of my life long hero... Phil is very straight and tells wonderful story from early days as a jobbing drummer to megastar and all the good and bad events along the way. Definitely worth a listen or read!

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  • Michael
  • 25-10-16

A must for fans, a captivating book for everyone

Never boring, sometimes astonishing and sometimes sad. This book shares a look into the life of Phil Collins. And it's not just for fans either. Mr Collins story gives the listener an understanding why he did what he did, both in his personal and his professional life.
A big plus is the fact that Phil Collins is narrating it himself!