Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir - Signed Edition (Hardback)
  • Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir - Signed Edition (Hardback)
zoom

Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir - Signed Edition (Hardback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£20.00
Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 29/03/2018
  • Not available

This product is only available to collect in store.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Signed Edition

`The purpose of my life is to entertain. It's a constant feedback loop.'

Before becoming lead singer in the fabulous Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears was Jason Sellards, just a kid with an unfathomable imagination and a love of He-Man dolls.

Splitting life between Arizona and the Pacific West Coast, his childhood was marked by school bullies and the terror of the rise and misunderstanding surrounding the AIDS virus.

With changes in age and geography Shears gradually found a sense of belonging - first in Seattle, then in the street life and lights of New York City in the late 90s where, with friends and musicians also thirsting for freedom and the stage, he would form Scissor Sisters and go on to sell out venues worldwide.

This is a wide-eyed and determined coming-of-age story from a world famous LGBTQ+ icon, but its heartbeat is Shears' friendship with Mary Hanlon, who he met via The Edge, a prehistoric chatroom, when he was 15 and she was 21.

For years Shears lived in New York with a landline for which only Mary knew the number. Although long-distance, self-absorption and changing circumstances would take their toll on the friendship, this was the safe-house that sheltered a pair of misfits from the unthinking prejudices of a fearful world, a haven to which both would always return, and for which Shears wrote the song 'Mary'.

Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781785174155
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

You may also be interested in...

Frida
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
What Does This Button Do?
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Cordially Invited
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Only Fools and Stories
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Paul O'Grady's Country Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Going on the Turn
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography
Added to basket
A Better Me
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Always Smiling
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Frida Kahlo
Added to basket
How to be Champion
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Lonely City
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
Tchaikovsky
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

Reviews

View all

“Outstanding!”

What an absolutely phenomenal memoir, I was captivated from the very first chapter.
A brutally honest and extremely raw, honest and addictive read.
Jakes story had me in tears and laughing out loud at points, I loved... More

Hardback edition
3rd March 2018
Helpful? Upvote 46

“Filthy Gorgeous”

Outrageous. Heartfelt. Candid. Boys Keep Swinging is all these things and more. Jake Shears' memoir is as flamboyant and memorable as the Scissor Sisters frontman himself, and manages to shock, entertain and pull... More

Hardback edition
20th March 2018
Helpful? Upvote 15

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.