Win A Signed Copy of Boy About Town
For those who’d like to read more about the stories behind some of the ancient (i.e. 1970s-1980) photos I’ve been posting recently, Boy About Town will be available in the USA as of next week. And to celebrate, I’m following last week’s rock biography competition with another one: Name your fave music autobiography/memoir, and explain why in 50 words or less, and win a signed copy of Boy About Town. The competition is NOT restricted to the USA; I’ll send it anywhere in the world.
To clarify (again), an autobiography or memoir is a life story, or part of a life story, written by the subject themselves. My books on Keith Moon, The Smiths and R.E.M. are biographies. Who I Am by Pete Townshend is an autobiography. Boy About Town: A Memoir is, as you might be able to guess by its title, a memoir. This competition is for first person autobiographies and memoirs only. And to show that I’m not trying to be all schoolmarm about this, I’ll automatically include those entries from the biography competition that I had to disqualify for being autobiographies, namely Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division by Jon Ginoli, and I Was A Teenage Sex Pistol by Glen Matlock.
I’ll keep the competition running until next Monday, September 23. You can post your responses below in the comments section. They don’t have to be restricted to rock music; they can be any memoir or autobiography about some kind of life in music. (Boy About Town is exempt, though I appreciate the thought!) I’ll choose the winner based on eloquence rather than my personal preference… or put similarly good answers in a hat and draw at random. If you can’t be bothered to enter the competition, go order a copy of Boy About Town over at amazon, your other preferred online retailer, or ask your book store to order it from IPG. Cheers.