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Just For One Day: Adventures in Britpop
 
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Just For One Day: Adventures in Britpop [Kindle Edition]

Louise Wener
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Review

"This book is absolutely wonderful - I just read four passages out loud to the Word staff - to actual applause!" (Mark Ellen The Word)

"Wise, funny and loving - a brilliant memoir about Britpop and possibly the best rock biography since Nik Cohn's AwopBopAlooBop-AlopBamBoom" (Tony Parsons)

"Funny, readable and filled with proper gossip. Most importantly, it's a perceptive and tenacious look at what it was really like to be a girl among the blokes in that era" (Alexandra Heminsley The New Review, Independent on Sunday)

"Wener charts the story of her rise from suburban schoolgirl to 1990s pin-up with Indie group Sleeper. Her tone is warm, funny and self-deprecating - and she's not afraid to prick a few egos along the way" (Daily Mirror)

"An amusing insight into the banality of band life, and a cautionary tale about the cost of getting what you always wanted" (The Quietus)

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The former Sleeper singer's tales of making it big in Britpop

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Just For One Day takes you on Louise Wener's musical odyssey from awkward 80s suburban pop geek to 90s jet-set Britpop goddess. Of course, once she's living the dream at the height of Britpop's glory, things aren't quite how they appeared from the other side.



With her band Sleeper, Louise goes from doing gigs in toilets to gigs in stadiums, and on to the big interviews, constant touring and endless excess via Top of the Pops.



These are the hilarious adventures of a girl's journey through Britpop, from the embarrassments of growing up to trying to remember what on earth it was you really wanted while eating Twiglets backstage and enviously eyeing up Damon Albarn's plate of foreign cheeses.



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About the Author

Louise Wener was the lead singer of the band Sleeper and one of Britpop's biggest female stars. She travelled the world at the height of their fame playing to hundreds of thousands and living the high life. In the early 90s Sleeper were briefly lost to a world of glitter, cocaine, paranoia, comically petty squabbles and warped music industry logic. They had three top ten albums, including the platinum-selling The It Girl before disbanding in 1998. Louise has since written four acclaimed novels and lives in Brighton with her husband and two children.
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