** CONTAINS NEW MATERIAL ** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLER & WINNER OF THE ATTITUDE BOOK AWARD
‘Refreshing, inspiring and candid.’ ATTITUDE
‘I love this man so much. He was, and always will be, my knight in shining Westwood.’ DAVINA MCCALL
‘This is a story that should never have been told’ KATE MOSS
‘The perfect beach read’ THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘If you want to change your life but can’t.. I strongly advise you read this book’ TRACEY EMIN
As one of club culture’s most notorious – and best loved – figures, Tony is a complete force of nature.
Here he tells the most extraordinary stories of depravity and hedonism, of week-long benders and extreme self-destruction – and of recovery, redemption, friendship and the joy of a good tune.
‘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.. He’s a tosser but we still love him.’ ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH
Harrowing, honest and funny, this is the candid and outrageous memoir of a life of extremes. It’s a story of getting it all and losing it all. Addiction, recovery, and starting again. Drawing a vivid portrait of Britain’s street culture from the 1980s to the noughties, DJ Fat Tony describes his childhood on a London estate where he honed his petty criminality, was abused by an older man and became best friends with Boy George. He spent his teenage years parading the Kings Road in his latest (mostly stolen) clobber, worked as a receptionist at a brothel, hung out with Leigh Bowery and Andy Warhol, and created his drag persona, before becoming DJ to the stars (including Prince and Madonna) and spiralling into a life-threatening drug addiction.
This is a story of loss and redemption and living to tell all the tales in glorious, funny and often heart-breaking detail, from one of social media’s best-loved meme-thieves and the world-renowned DJ.
‘There is nobody in London, let alone the world who has lived a more extraordinary life… his journey from villain to real life hero is one of the most beautiful examples of humanity I have ever witnessed. I wouldn’t be without this c*nt.’ KELLY OSBOURNE
‘Hearing Tony’s story is brutal and shocking. 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.’ MARC JACOBS