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High Concept: Don Simpson and the Hollywood Cultur&hellip by Charles Fleming
Charles Fleming provides a startling insight into the forefather of High Concept, Don Simpson. The producer of such Hollywood titans as Flashdance, An Officer And A Gentleman, Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, Simpson's excesses are as much part of Hollywood legend as his productions. This book charts his exceptional hedonism, along with the inside track on his Hollywood successes. At points Fleming veers from the subject into an overview of the general Hollywood decadence of the time, and devotes significant sections to other characters such as prominent Hollywood drug dealers and prostitutes. The book however is an engrossing read and depicts Simpson as indulging to degrees that Motley Crue… Read more
Words and Music: A History of Pop in the Shape of &hellip by Paul Morley
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Possibly the greatest rock writer of all time, possibly the natural heir to Wittgenstein, possibly the greatest book ever written about Pop music.

Through a car ride with an image of Kylie and a collection of lists Paul Morley, former NME journalist and cultural impresario, charts the progress and connections found in popular music over the last four decades. Paying particular attention to the leftfield and the near unknown, Morley not only directs us to the music we either love or should love, he also shows us how to best appreciate this musical menagerie and goes further than most in depicting the importance and purpose of this music in the listeners life.

Morley is… Read more
Addicted by Tony Adams
Addicted by Tony Adams
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Call Him Donkey, 12 Jan 2007
'Addicted' is a thoroughly enjoyable read, Tony Adams delivers one of the most engaging and brutally honest autobiographies in print. In many autobiographies, particularly those of footballers, the subjects are often at pains to portray themselves in a good light, skirt over indefendable controversies and pass the blame for their failings, this is not the case with 'Addicted'. Charting his descent into alcoholism, detailing his beliefs and thought processes of the time, with somewhat staggering honesty. The book really allows the reader a sense of the man, then in his darkest days, and also of the recovering athlete re-enagaing with his first love. Some readers may feel there to be too much… Read more