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I Wanna Be Yours - John Cooper Clarke

I Wanna Be Yours - John Cooper Clarke
 I Wanna Be Yours - John Cooper ClarkeI Wanna Be Yours - John Cooper Clarke 

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Title: I Wanna Be Yours

Author:  John Cooper Clarke

ISBN:  9781509896103

Weight:  990g

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I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke

This is a memoir as wry, funny, moving and vivid as only John Cooper Clarke could deliver.  Inimitable and iconic, his book will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a whole new generation.

John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, social and cultural commentator, reluctant national treasure.  At 5 feet 11 inches (116lb, 32in chest, 27in waist), in trademark suit jacket, skin-tight drainpipes and dark glasses, with jet-black back-combed hair and mouth full of gold teeth, he is instantly recognizable.  As a writer his voice is equally unmistakable and his inimitable dry Salford drawl shines through the prose.

I Wanna Be Yours covers an extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry, from all the great punks to Bernard Manning, and on to more recent fans and collaborators Alex Turner and Plan B – who have championed his work.  Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John also reveals his boggling encyclopaedic knowledge of twentieth-century popular culture, his private passions and guilty pleasures: from Baudelaire, Pam Ayres and Rimbaud to football to Coronation Street, comprising horse racing and gambling, politics and jokes – and much more.

Peer & Press Reviews

Praise for John Cooper Clarke…

A poet who writes about darkness and decay but makes people laugh, a human cartoon, a gentleman punk, a man who has stayed exactly the same for thirty years but never grown stale.  John Cooper Clarke is an original.

Claire Smith, Scotsman

There are a legion of new young poets who rightly pay homage to Cooper Clarke.

Julian Hall, Independent

The godfather of British performance poetry.

Daily Telegraph

Bibliographic Info

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Title I Wanna Be Yours
Book Features
Edition / printing Independent bookshop exclusive first edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed Yes
Stamped By hand with a cartoon image of John Cooper Clarke
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication date
ISBN 13 9781509896103
ISBN 10 1509896104
Format Hardcover with dust jacket

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