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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

Attribute Details
Title I Wanna Be Yours
Book Features
Edition / printing Independent bookshop exclusive first edition, first printing
Edition features

The main body of the book is 470 pages, which includes two 8-page sections of black & white, and colour photographs.

The front matter has an additional 5 pages:

Contents [3]
Prologue [2]

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title, and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Stamped By hand with a cartoon image of John Cooper Clarke (on the signature page, see images)
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781509896103
ISBN 10 1509896104
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 470 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 44mm
Packed weight 1.080kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Jacket design Stuart Wilson Picador Art Department
Jacket photography Pip

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