Never: The Autobiography (Hardback)Rick Astley (author)
The thoughtful and revealing memoir from the 80s pop icon who became a 21st century national treasure, Never charts Rick Astley's complex journey through fame, shame and ultimate acclaim.
'Fame didn’t actually make me happy. I was an insecure twenty-year-old and being famous made things worse. It was an era all about the way you looked and I still don’t know how I squeezed through. I did enjoy myself for a lot of it, but, at some point, you’re looking in the mirror and going: 'Is this it, then?' Clichéd as this sounds, success is never going to mend something that is broken. You just have to work that out for yourself. And something was a bit broken in me – I think it is with almost everybody who gets on the stage.'
Balancing nostalgia, fresh perspectives and introspection, Never begins with family and unconventional upbringings; journeys through the tumultuous and glamorous world of pop; and takes pause for self-reflection. Rick goes beyond the blinding lights of the stage – giving an intimate look at the man behind the hits – and is a portrait of truth, artistic evolution and the astounding power of contentment.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
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