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Bit of a Blur
The Autobiography

The official autobiography of Alex James
 
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See also the paperback and
audiobook (Triple CD) covers.

 

Author: Alex James


UK Hardcover:
Publication Date: 1 June 2007
Publisher: Little, Brown*
ISBN: 9780316029957
Number of Pages: 288

UK Paperback:
Publication Date: 3 July 2008
Publisher: Abacus*
ISBN: 9780349119939
Number of Pages: 288

E-book (ePub & Kindle):
Publication Date: 9 February 2010
Publisher: Hachette Digital*
ISBN: 9780748123292 (for ePub)
Number of Pages: 288

Abridged Audiobook (Triple CD):
Publication Date: 1 June 2007
Publisher: Hachette Audio*
ISBN: 9781405502375

Abridged Audiobook (Download):
Publication Date: 19 June 2007
Publisher: Hachette Audio*

* All publishers are imprints of Little, Brown Book Group.



Official Description:

"I was the Fool-king of Soho and the number one slag in the Groucho Club, the second drunkest member of the world's drunkest band. This was no disaster, though. It was a dream coming true. I lived in the best house in Covent Garden. I had everyone's number, a rocket going to Mars, two aeroplanes and a Damien Hirst taxi. Ten years later, everything has changed. I don't drink, don't take drugs and I'm married. I live on a farm in the Cotswolds. I've sold the aeroplanes because I've landed. This is a voyage-and-return autobiography. It's the story of a rock- and-roll poster boy's journey from dreams of having everything to getting everything and wanting more. It's a stroll through the lush scenery of the high life and the low life of the 90s. It's about growing up bigger than I imagined. It starts where I was born and finishes here, when my son arrives." - Alex James

For Alex James, music had always been a door to a more exciting life: a way to travel, meet new people and, hopefully, pick up girls. But as bass player of Blur – one of the most successful British bands of all time – his journey was more exciting and extreme than he could ever have predicted. Success catapulted him from a slug-infested squat in Camberwell to a world of private jets and world-class restaurants. As ‘the second drunkest member of the world’s drunkest band’ life was always chaotic, but Alex James retained a boundless enthusiasm and curiosity at odds with his hedonistic lifestyle. From nights in the Groucho with Damien Hirst, to dancing to Sister Sledge with Bjork, to being bitten on the nose by the lead singer of Iron Maiden, he offers a fascinating and hilarious insight into the world of celebrity. At its heart, however, Bit of a Blur is the picaresque tale of one man’s search to find meaning and happiness in an increasingly surreal world. Pleasingly unrepentant but nonetheless a reformed man, Alex James is the perfect chronicler of his generation – witty, observant, frank and brimming with joie de vivre.

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