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Pete Doherty: My Prodigal Son

Jacqueline Doherty

6 Reviews

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Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

In hardback MY PRODIGAL SON received a huge amount of press attention, including a high-profile three-day serialisation in The Times, TV appearances on Richard and Judy and The Sharon Osbourne Show, and interviews on Woman's Hour and Simon Mayo's Radio 5 show

For over three years Jacqueline Doherty has been watching her rock star son's messy descent into drug addiction. Every step of the way has been charted by a hungry media. And every step of the way has been agony for a loving mum. Pete Doherty's celebrity means that his addiction has become public property. But Jacqueline is a private person and her painful account is that of any mum - or any parent - trying to help a child in trouble. This is the compelling story of Pete's childhood, his burgeoning talent, his success as a musician and his drug addiction, set against the backdrop of his loving relationship with his mother and his family. It is a moving memoir of how a happy, middle-class family is coping with a family member opting to love drugs more than he loves them, or himself. It is a memoir that will offer hope to other mothers and families in a similar situation.

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Praise for Pete Doherty: My Prodigal Son

  • A great book. - Sun

  • A great book. - Sun

  • The book, tenderly and honestly written, provides an astonishing insight into the devastating impact of her son's addiction... It will hold deep resonance for thousands of parents who have seen their children seduced by the twisted glamour of drugs. - Daily Mail

  • An extraordinary book... A frank and moving portrait. - Mail on Sunday

  • A heartbreaking tale. - Heat

  • [A] heart-rending, loving and sometimes amusing book. - Scotland on Sunday magazine

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