Punk has been romanticised and embalmed by the media. A youth revolt that became a world-wide fashion statement, punk s idols were the Sex Pistols, and Johnny Rotten was its sneering antichrist. Now, John Lydon - aka Rotten - looks back at himself, the Pistols and their time. Rotten is a history of punk: angry, witty, poignant and crackling with energy. Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, the 70s, the Pistols story are all here, in one of the best ever books about youth culture, by one of its most notorious and influential figures.