Straight

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Penguin Random House, 2006 - Disc jockeys - 304 pages
From his days as a club face alongside Philip Sallon, Marilyn and Steve Strange, through the years of global pop superstardom with Culture Club, his rebirth as a world-class DJ, as a leading light of musical theatre with the award-winning 'Taboo', a cutting edge photographer and a confrontational and acclaimed fashion designer, one of the many things you can say about George is- he's never stood still.It's been one hell of a trip. A decade and a half ago, George was coming to terms with the fall-out from serious drug addiction, the failure of his relationship with Jon Moss and the collapse of Culture Club. For lesser men this would have been the end but for George it became the start of a period of remarkable reinvention.Told with George's trademark biting wit, brutal honesty and sparkling insight, this book reveals the whole story, reappraising his rise to stardom and all the madness that followed. He talks about his solo singing career, his initiation into the dance music scene, and his role as the driving force behind theatrical sensation 'Taboo'. George also discusses the achievement of the apparently impossible task of reuniting the famously fractious Culture Club.It is only now, many years on from the glittering, glossy Eighties, that George makes an insightful and often hilarious assessment of the impact of that extraordinary era.

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About the author (2006)

Since the break up of Culture Club, Boy George has become one of the leading figures in the dance music revolution, DJIng around the world and setting up the independent record label, More Protein. He was also the co-writer and occasional star of the hit West End and Broadway show Taboo. Boy George continues to make music as a solo artist and is a photographer of note. He is also the design vision behind the fashion label B-RUDE. Boy George currently lives in New York.

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