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brilliant biographies

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Head-On/Repossessed
Head-On/Repossessed
"Great fun, and shows you the difference between inspired, shamanistic, creative lunacy and mental illness.  Really funny too."
Biography Of Peter Cook
Biography Of Peter Cook
"I sold my copy of this - wish I hadn't!  Funny, and moving, and hard not to fall in love with Cookie, despite or because of his flaws."
Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon
Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon
"A rolls-royce of a rock biog, worthy of a dip in the most sumptuous of swimming pools"
Wouldn't it be Nice: My Own Story
Wouldn't it be Nice: My Own Story
"If you think you've had a rough ride in life, read this and heave a sigh of relief that at least you're not Brian Wilson"
The Orton Diaries
The Orton Diaries
"The personal diaries of the Oscar Wilde of the 60s - brilliant, funny, salacious and again, an insight into London's gay underworld of the time."
A Magick Life: A Biography of Aleister Crowley
A Magick Life: A Biography of Aleister Crowley
"A brilliant, balanced biog of Crowley that shows him as a man while not denegrating the beliefs of Thelemites in the process.  Really readable, sometimes poignant and often really funny too."
Hammer of the Gods: Led Zeppelin Unauthorised
Hammer of the Gods: Led Zeppelin Unauthorised
"The funniest stories as relayed by the nastiest roadies, all draped over a well-constructed, nearly mythological tale of the rise and demise of The Zeppelin."
Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind Of Andy Kaufman
Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind Of Andy Kaufman
"An interestingly-constructed biog of perhaps the best example of someone who's funny from a distance but murderable at close-range"
The Secret Life Of Oscar Wilde
The Secret Life Of Oscar Wilde
"Shows how intrinsic Oscar's homosexuality was to his brilliance; and is also a fascinating insight into late Victorian and Edwardian gay life."