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A Dysfunctional Success: The Wreckless Eric Manual

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"It's difficult to know where to start, so I think I'll begin at the beginning and see how I get on..." This is definitely not another one of those usual rock autobiographies. It's the story of one man's bewilderment with life and his desent into alcoholism and near-redemption. with a music backdrop. Eric Goulden does have an excellent music background but that's actually ...more
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published January 28th 2004 by Do-Not Press (first published January 2004)
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Tosh
Sep 26, 2007 Tosh rated it it was amazing
Wreckless Eric is one of the great pop writers of the punk "Stiff Records" era. Why he doesn't get the same attention as his one-time fellow label mate Elvis Costello is beyond me. In my opinion he's a better writer than Costello - but nevertheless we do have Wreckless Eric's memoir and it's a fantastic read.
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Sep 17, 2015 Cliff rated it really liked it
A joy! A total, absolute reckless joy! Like your punk? Like your DIY ethic? Then you'll like Eric's autobiography. A joy!
Ian Fiddes
9/10. Not a great fan of his music but this is one of the best rock autobiographies. Great story near to the start when he was a kid and found an old violin.
Avis Black
Sep 16, 2009 Avis Black rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this one since I'm a fan of the author's music, but couldn't. Unfortunately, it has all the flaws authors' first books usually possess.
Brad Fabian
Aug 09, 2007 Brad Fabian rated it it was amazing
the best book i've ever read. Maybe because i love wreckless eric and adore his len bright combo so much!
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