I Don't Take Requests: WINNER OF THE ATTITUDE AWARD 'If you want to change your life...read this book.' TRACEY EMIN

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I Don't Take Requests: WINNER OF THE ATTITUDE AWARD 'If you want to change your life...read this book.' TRACEY EMIN

I Don't Take Requests: WINNER OF THE ATTITUDE AWARD 'If you want to change your life...read this book.' TRACEY EMIN

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He's an iconic club DJ, the crowned Prince of Instagram and memes, and an advocate for discussing addiction and recovery. It’s incredible - the energy is back, the magic, I don’t know how long for because we like to ruin things, but we’ll see! He is nothing short of a miracle and his willingness to be of service to others seeking sobriety is testament to how far he has come from the days of pulling his own teeth out. To sit and listen to other people's problems and to open up and identify that something is going on, sitting and listening has taught me a lot. Back then he was playing at the Playground but soon started his own night, Total Fashion Victim, then Jungle in 1985, which became the first place to play garage and house.

He told Nick Grimshaw, who is in this week for Chris: “It's the most honest thing I've ever done in my life, because I spent a lifetime lying about everything, and then the moment I started to tell the truth and got really honest, it's the moment I found freedom. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. They really hit hard at the start, but there's only so many drug fueled tales I can listen to, especially ones where he comes across as a real *nice word for ****.

Everybody should listen to this, the best audible book I've ever listened too and touched me in so many ways. On his mother reading the book, he said: “My mum knows everything about me, as much as I want her to know about me. VIRGIN and the VIRGIN signature logo are registered trademarks of Virgin Enterprises Limited and are used under licence. And not to invite the entire contents of a club back home on a Monday morning - because they don’t leave for three days.

It’s honest, it’s raw and it’s opened up my eyes to a lot of unresolved trauma that I have been carrying that I possibly wouldn’t have recognised before now but please do not think it’s a self help book, it’s witty and it’s real - I’m going to recommend this to some friends who I know will also take away something more from this. That changed really quickly, the wind changed when it became both more monetised and more criminalised. Now, he is 16 years sober and, alongside working to help others overcome addiction, DJing for everyone from Elton John to Louis Vuitton and the Beckhams - and running one of lockdown's most popular Instagram accounts with its wickedly funny memes.

Anyone can get a party started, but no one keeps it going like Fat Tony, the energy never dips and what a life he's lived. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. I mainly enjoyed the backdrop of an 80s and 90s central London music scene, from the New Romantics to early house to hard house and the evolution of the superclub and superstar DJ. He now compartmentalises his career into 'before' and 'after' his recovery, saying he was only getting bookings at the height of his addiction 'out of loyalty'. From being an outspoken advocate on addiction to seeing his DJ career continue to grow from strength to strength, Tony’s story is as equally inspiring as it has been shocking.

Up until that point, I was just listening to music, but when acid house came along I was actually feeling the music.From Freddie Mercury giving him his first line of cocaine in Heaven nightclub to starting a DJ duo ‘Fat Moss’ with Kate Moss, his stories are so captivating. Tony does everything with a wink and a nudge, and his new book, slated for release in May 2022, makes for a must-read. I learnrf not to move a K dealer into one of the spare bedrooms, not to move a coke dealer into one of the other spare bedrooms. A man who would prefer to reject than be rejected and a fragility which had, in the end, contributed to a downward spiral into addiction.

The difference was that everyone in New York wanted to be in London, and everyone in London wanted to be in New York. By submitting this form, you consent to us using the details you provide to respond to your enquiry.

Also the full turning of the circle with sobriety and Tony now sponsoring other addicts through their journey is a fitting end, as what appears to be a spiritual life now.



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