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Biographies I've enjoyed - a varied selection of lives

A Listmania! list by Moz "The Madhatter" (Birmingham England)
 
Eye Mind: Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators
1.  Eye Mind: Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators by Julian Cope
The list author says:
  "Unbeleivable trip thru early psychedelia, busts, peyote, music, psychiatry & its aftermath. Discover the Elevators thru their story rather than the CDs. How to snatch obscurity from the jaws of fame!"
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Back from the Brink: The Autobiography
2.  Back from the Brink: The Autobiography by Paul McGrath
The list author says:
  "You don't have to be a football fan to read this. Being Autobiographical Paul's more scathing about his lapses than a biographer might be. A scary childhood & adult life plagued by alcohol\drug abuse."
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Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett and the Dawn of "Pink Floyd": Syd Barrett and the Dawn of "Pink Floyd"
3.  Crazy Diamond: Syd Barrett and the Dawn of "Pink Floyd": Syd Barrett and the Dawn of "Pink Floyd" by Mike Watkinson
The list author says:
  "A sensitive and revealing portrait of The Madcap - a justified but misunderstood lable. Read the book and educate yourself as to both who he was and who he became - two very different people."
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Mr Nice
4.  Mr Nice by Howard Marks
The list author says:
  "Picked this up in an Airport on the way to a holiday in Tunisia. It was the perfect read for foreign climes. Suitcases full of cash disappearing left, right and centre."
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J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
5.  J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
The list author says:
  "The man and the mind behind Lord of the Rings. Extraordinairy in a most rederved and English academic way. A life dedicated to a detailed mythology of his own making."
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Iggy Pop - Open Up and Bleed: The Biography
6.  Iggy Pop - Open Up and Bleed: The Biography by Paul Trynka
The list author says:
  "Ig and Angst and all that goes with it, Screwed up, screwed around and just plain screwed at times. Sex,  Drugs & Rock'n'Roll - whadya expect?"
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No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography of Jim Morrison
7.  No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography of Jim Morrison by Jerry Hopkins
The list author says:
  "Jim lived it large & fast, More booze than drugs if we believe it. Another life on the edge. Dark, brooding, syruppy & enlightening."
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Chronicles: Volume One
8.  Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "Written by Dylan so this book speaks to you in his voice and imagery. It tells you lots about his formative years while telling you very little - insights that add to the mystique. Napolean in rags."
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The Dirt - Motley Crue: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
9.  The Dirt - Motley Crue: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Neil Strauss
The list author says:
  "A friend lent me this to read - not a band I'd listen to. Their lifestyle though is pure hedonistic, self-destructive, self-loathing Rock and Roll. Incredible (that no-one died)."
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Tales From the Boot Camps
10.  Tales From the Boot Camps by Steve Claridge
The list author says:
  "I come from the wrong side of the Brum soccer divide to be a Claridge fan but I did enjoy his wild, gambling-driven career. How to fritter away the rewards of talent."
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
11.  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
The list author says:
  "A great read because it's a journey through recent chinese history that ends up in my time. One woman's experience encompasses so many enforced transformations."
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Ricky
12.  Ricky by Ricky Tomlinson
The list author says:
  "A pleasant surprise, much more to this man than the Royle family. Depth and experience, maybe even integrity."
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