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Dancing with Myself
Dancing with Myself | Billy Idol
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Chosen by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 Best Music Books of 2014 Thats what Im talking aboutOf all these memoirs, Dancing With Myself was the only one that stimulated my envymade me want to be Billy Idol for five minutes.Hes a genuine romantic, writing in a kind of overheated journalese about his London punk rock rootsand then falling head over heels for America (James Parker, The New York Times Book Review). An early architect of punk rocks sound, style, and fury, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into pops mainstream as one of MTVs first megastars, Billy Idol remains, to this day, a true rock n roll icon. Now, in his New York Times bestselling autobiography, Dancing with Myself, Idol delivers an electric, refreshingly honest (Daily News, New York) account of his journey to famefrom his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he ruleddelivered with the same in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades. Beyond adding his uniquely qualified perspective to the story of the evolution of rock, Idol is a brash, lively chronicler of his own career. A survivors tale at its heart, this sometimes chilling and always riveting account of one mans creative drive joining forces with unbridled human desire is unmistakably literary in its character and brave in its sheer willingness to tell. With it, Billy Idol is destined to emerge as one of the great writers among his musical peers. I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the rebel and the saint, the sex maniac and the monk, the poet and the priest, the demagogue and the populist. Pen to paper, Ive put it all down, every bit from the heart. Im going on out a limb here, so watch my back. Billy Idol
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OriginalCyn620
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I enjoyed this memoir as I was a huge fan of his in the 80s. I learned a lot about Idol that I didn‘t already know.
#popsugarreadingchallenge #bookbyamusician

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OriginalCyn620
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Billy Idol is just wise. 🖤

kspenmoll Great visual! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks @kspenmoll! It‘s from Typorama! 2mo
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monalyisha
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1. Pumpkin pie. Stuffing.
2. Indian food (esp. anything with paneer or a wickedly spicy, tomato-based sauce).
3. Duncan Trussell - comedian/podcaster; Andrew WK - musician/motivational speaker/head of the political Party Party; Billy Idol - musician (sort-of; I was 16 & very into 80‘s music at the time. I mostly just stared & quivered more than I “met” him 😆).
4. The Golem & the Jinni 🔥
5. @whippoorwill815 @MeganAnn @Jess_Franzino
#friyayintro

kitabi_keeda Paneer is my favourite too, especially with butter naan. 💚🍲 12mo
MeganAnn Mmm pumpkin pie! I still need to get that book! Every time I see someone post about it I think I better read it soon but I have yet to add it to my shelves... 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 12mo
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TommieMarie74 Love!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TK-421 Love it! I really want to read this book but haven't found a copy yet 2y
GripLitGrl @TommieMarie74 ❤❤Billy Idol 2y
GripLitGrl Thanks @TK-421 hard to find books like this is why i miss the old music stores that always had these type of books for sale. Like Sam Goody, Tower Records, ETC. 2y
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LinaLovesLit
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cathysaid Yup. Same over here 🙋🏼 2y
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JackOBotts
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Pretty much sums it up. I love Autumn 🍂 🍁 #sweaterweather #LoveMyCardigans
(Instagram 📷: 80skidsrule).

Redwritinghood Love this! ❤️❤️ 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
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TrishB
Dancing with Myself | Billy Idol
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#whitewedding #rockinmay
@Cinfhen
The larger than life Mr Idol 😀👍

Cinfhen Hubby's shelf?! 😉 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen of course 😂 2y
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Balibee146 Ooooo wanna read this! 2y
TheLudicReader I enjoyed this book. 2y
MimiLovesToRead Yes!! My next Audible purchase! 2y
TrishB @MimiLovesToRead does he narrate it? 2y
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TheLudicReader
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Any other Idol fans out there?

SuperPunkNinja Yeaaahhhh!!! 🤘🤘🤘🤘 3y
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JacqMac
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We have a house full of #musicbooks, but none of them are mine. My husband loves music the way I love books. These are two from his bedside bookshelf, since I refuse to get out of my messy, comfy bed just now. #augutofpages #augustphotochallenge