Reveal: Robbie Williams

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 7837

'It's much more interesting to be a little bit broken and talk about your vulnerabilities.' An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, the truth behind the headlines and the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Robbie Williams. Bestselling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music. This vivid and detailed portrait shows the real highs and lows of Robbie's life as he found his way forward, one that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty. Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of Robbie as you've never seen him before.


Author: Robert Jütte,Romedio Schmitz-Esser

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846763624

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9725

Dieser Band bietet aufgrund seiner interdisziplinären Perspektive, die Ansätze der Medizin-, Kunst-, Kultur- und Liturgiegeschichte miteinander verbindet, Einsichten in die kulturelle Bedeutung der menschlichen Hand in der Vormoderne. Autorinnen und Autoren aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen greifen u. a. voneinander abweichende religiöse Traditionen auf und vergleichen diese in einem neuen Licht. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf dem Waschen der Hände (im Christentum, Judentum und Islam), der mit der Hand zusammenhängenden Materialität (Gießgefäße, Handprothesen), auf der Frage des Einsatzes der Hand in verschiedenen Kontexten (als wichtigstes Instrument des Arztes, des Künstlers, in der Masturbation), ihrer symbolischen und liturgischen Aufladung (etwa in der Hagiographie, in Geistergeschichten), auf Gesten (insbesondere Schmähgesten) und der plastischen Abbildung der Hand (mittelalterliche Handreliquiare, medizinische Handmoulagen).


Author: Robbie Williams,Chris Heath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788820069049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 498

View: 3950

Pet Shop Boys, Literally

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473575699

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 5326

The Pet Shop Boys are one of the most successful and unusual bands of the last five decades. They are the pop duo that proves pop music can be modern, ecstatic and playful as well as serious and intelligent, winning them legions of devoted fans throughout the world. In 1989, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe invited journalist Chris Heath and photographer Lawrence Watson to shadow them around Hong Kong, Japan and the UK as they embarked on their first-ever tour. This book is the result: an immersive portrait giving access into the duo’s inner sanctum, showing them in brilliantly observed detail as they work, relax, gossip, argue and occasionally try to make sense of what they do. ‘As clear a picture as could be wished for of the seething mass of elegant contradictions that is the Pet Shop Boys’ on-the-road experience.’ Independent on Sunday ‘This superbly reported book transcends tired rock journalism cliché. It’s about what it means to be a pop star, what it means to be a Pet Shop Boy... how to love pop, hold it to a higher standard and subvert its expectations.’ Laura Snapes


Author: Sean Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 085720002X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9102

Robert Peter Williams was a sixteen-year-old selling double glazing when he auditioned for a new boy band which became Take That. Twenty years later he is one of the most popular entertainers Britain has ever produced: he has recorded eight number one albums in the UK and he sold 1.6 million tickets for his 2006 world tour in a day. The most successful artist in the history of The Brits, Robbie was given a Lifetime Achievement Award one day before his 36thbirthday in 2010. The UK's leading celebrity biographer Sean Smith has followed Robbie's remarkable journey from the unpromising streets of Stoke-on-Trent to the millionaire's playground of Beverly Hills and discovered a vulnerable, funny, gifted and deeply complex man. Using new research and interviews, Sean Smith reveals there is far more to being Rob than just being Robbie Williams, superstar. Robbie's roller coaster story will astonish you. Sean Smith's heart-warming account of his life is the unmissable show business book of the year.

Chilling Out

Author: Blackman, Shane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335200726

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 9723

The author critically examines the assumptions underlying drug prohibition and explores the contradictions of drug prevention policies.

Another Planet

Author: Tracey Thorn

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 178689257X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 9604

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE 'Tender, wise and funny' Sunday Express 'Beautifully observed, deadly funny' Max Porter Before becoming an acclaimed musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living. Returning to the scene of her childhood, Thorn takes us beyond the bus shelters, the pub car parks and the weekly discos, to the parents who wanted so much for their children and the children who wanted none of it. With great wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the Green Belt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and yet so many artists have come from.

Harry Styles & Niall Horan: The Biography - Choose Your Favourite Member of One Direction

Author: Sarah Oliver

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782193723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6045

This is a must have book for any fans of One Direction, especially all those infatuated with teen heart-throbs Harry Styles and Niall Horan. One Direction came to the world's attention after coming second in the 2011 series of The X Factor. Since then they have gone from strength to strength, dominating the charts in the UK and the USA, and capturing the hearts of millions. In this double biography of the band's leading two figures, you'll find out how they coped with Simon Cowell, the fame game, high profile romances and what lies in store for them as their careers continue to soar.