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Iggy Pop: Open Up And Bleed: The Biography Paperback – 1 Dec 2008


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Paul Trynka gets under Iggy Pop s skin to reveal the real Jim Osterberg. OPEN UP AND BLEED is a hugely impressive feat of research and insights, packed full of yarns that ll make your hair stand on end - Barney Hoskyns, author of HOTEL CALIFORNIA

With its recurring themes of drug addiction, public masochism and self-sabotage, Iggy s story effectively tells itself, but Trynka captures the essential duality of a man as well-versed in Greek art as he is in panhandling for heroin on Sunset Boulevard . . . [an] entertaining and insightful study of one of rock s most enduringly remarkable characters - Q

Compelling. Trynka paints an artful portrait of a rock star who is 'decadent right through to his sweet, Midwestern heart' - OBSERVER

'Incorporates just about every depravity you could wish for in a rock biography: indecent exposure, under-age sex, self-mutilation, psychiatric disorder, drug abuse, infidelity, betrayal, violence, death and David Bowie... When you strip away all the nonsense, Iggy is a pro. Trynka too - GUARDIAN

Trynka s well-researched biography offers not only a small army of previously unseen photos, but the truth behind Iggy s rise from smalltown nobody to internationally recognised bad boy of rock. It offers insights also into some of his high-profile relationships, notably with David Bowie - HERALD

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* The definitive biography of one of rock's most extraordinary legends

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