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Bit Of A Blur: The Autobiography

Alex James

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Biography: general, Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

* The charming, witty and slightly disreputable memoirs of Alex James - artist, musician, bass player with Blur, and the perfect chronicler of the Britpop generation

I was the Fool-king of Soho and the number-one slag in the Groucho Club, the second drunkest member of the world's drunkest band. This was no disaster, though. It was a dream coming true.'

For Alex James, music had always been a door to a more eventful life. But as bass player of Blur - one of the most successful British bands of all time - his journey was more exciting and extreme than he could ever have predicted. In Bit of a Blur he chronicles his journey from a slug-infested flat in Camberwell to a world of screaming fans and private jets - and his eventual search to find meaning and happiness (and, perhaps most importantly, the perfect cheese), in an increasingly surreal world.

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Praise for Bit Of A Blur: The Autobiography

  • 'Alex James is a witty, engaging guide to the mad goings-on behind the scenes of Britpop. Blur's bassist famously estimates that he blew around 1m on champagne and cocaine during the Nineties. Here's how.' INDEPENDENT 'Bright, passionate . . . James writes with wit and flair' TIME OUT * The definitive guide to Britpop . . . this effervescent memoir emerges as the most fascinating, as well as hilarious, document to date of those times OBSERVER Guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye - in a good way ' ELLE A mischievous romp through Nineties excess from the eye of that peaceful decade s most inventive pop band' EVENING STANDARD For anyone seeking confirmation that being a pop star is the best job going, dive in Q 'A dreamy, witty spin on his life as a supremely debauched rock star . . . James's inquisitive nature makes him eminently and continuously likeable' GUARDIAN James is more than happy to reveal the nitty-gritty in a surprisingly honest and almost humble way . . . you get a really good sense of what it was like being him, of finally being in the right place at the right time and hell-bent on having a blast DAILY MIRROR

  • Alex James is a witty, engaging guide to the mad goings-on behind the scenes of Britpop. Blur's bassist famously estimates that he blew around ?1m on champagne and cocaine during the Nineties. Here's how. - INDEPENDENT

  • Bright, passionate . . . James writes with wit and flair - TIME OUT

  • *'The definitive guide to Britpop . . . this effervescent memoir emerges as the most fascinating, as well as hilarious, document to date of those times - OBSERVER

  • Guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye - in a good way - ELLE

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Alex James

Alex James is the bass player with Blur. He is also a Visiting Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Europe's largest space research facility. He lives with his wife and children in the Cotswolds.
Author Location: Cotswolds

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