I'll Never Write My Memoirs

Paul Morley (Author) Grace Jones (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.98
Publisher
Gallery Books
Publish Date
June 14, 2016
Pages
400
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.9 X 9.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781476765082
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About the Author

Performer, actress, and musician Grace Jones has been making a name for herself since she left Jamaica as a twelve-year-old in the 1960s. First finding fame as a fashion model in the early 1970s, then as a sensational disco queen during the Studio 54 years, she is as much surrealist as showgirl, as much performance artist as party animal. She has been Bond villain and Warhol confidante, post-modern icon and avant-garde pop star. I'll Never Write My Memoirs is her first book. Writer, broadcaster, and cultural critic PAUL MORLEY has written about music, art, and entertainment since the 1970s. A founding member of the electronic collective Art of Noise and a member of staff at the Royal Academy of Music, he is the author of the bestselling book The Age of Bowie, as well as Ask: Chatter of Pop; Words and Music: A History of Pop in the Shape of a City; Piece by Piece: Writing About Joy Division 1977-2007; Earthbound; The North; and Nothing, and he collaborated with music icon Grace Jones on her memoir, I'll Never Write My Memoirs.

Reviews

"[Grace] Jones reflects on a high flying life of celebrity exuberance...In her candid reflections, Jones writes about her lovers...her constant quest for new experiences and willingness to try new things, and the free-flowing social circles of fashionistas, artists, and musicians... [Her] recollections are a passionate reminder of the fabulous, decadent, and manic coupling of life and art."--Kirkus Reviews
"Jones' memoir reads like one long provocation, punctuated by boasts of sexual insatiability, entitled demands, and commanding declarations ("I am my own sugar daddy!"). Even the title of her book courts the contrary. What's not to like?"--Yahoo! (One of the Top Music Books of the Year)