Karma: My Autobiography: ‘The most entertaining music memoir since Elton John’ Observer

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THE OFFICIAL STORY OF A MUSICAL ICON – TOLD IN FULL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS OWN WORDS

‘Funny, smart and heartbreaking. Incredible… go listen to it or read it.’ Robbie Williams

‘The most entertaining music memoir since Elton John’s Me… This is George O’Dowd in all his exhausting glory.’ Observer

‘Joyously indiscreet’ Daily Mail

‘I went to a lot of trouble to create Boy George and then I went through a whole battle for years about not wanting to be him. But now I enjoy and embrace it in a way that I wasn’t able to as a young person…. I’m finally learning to be George Alan O’Dowd from Eltham.’

Karma is the definitive autobiography from the incomparable Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello award-winning lead singer of Culture Club and LGBTQ+ vanguard: Boy George. Told in his inimitable style, Karma tells the story of the charismatic frontman – the drama, the music, his journey of addiction and recovery, surviving prison, meeting legends like David Bowie, Prince and Madonna, and the highs and lows of a life lived in the spotlight and in the headlines.

This is the explosive and searingly honest account of Boy George’s life as a child growing up in sixties London, coming out to his Irish Catholic family and exploring his sexuality through the hedonism of the seventies – the glam rock and punk rock revolution that birthed Culture Club – and the heydays of the nineties, to finally embracing the man and artist that he is today. With all the humour, honesty, sarcasm (and hats!) that you’d expect, Karma gives us a unique insight into Boy George’s incredible story and the true evolution of a music icon.

‘Culture Club is always going to be one of those lovers I go back to. I’ve railed against it and that Boy George character I created. For years I convinced myself I was a creature of habit, unchangeable, immovable. But eventually you have to look in the mirror. Not looking for spots, looking for something deeper. Why the hell am I here? I would say life is the point of life.’

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Publisher

Blink Publishing (9 Nov. 2023)

Language

English

Hardcover

304 pages

ISBN-10

1785120352

ISBN-13

978-1785120350

Dimensions

16.2 x 3.5 x 24 cm

Average Rating

4.50

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8 Reviews For This Product

  1. 08

    by Trade Winds Daughter

    It is a present but I’m sure it will be loved

  2. 08

    by J. Shaw

    I have only just started reading this and so far im hooked

  3. 08

    by Mr. R. Mackinnon

    I was a big Culture Club fan in my younger days,so bought this to reminisce but felt book became bogged down with people and London’s areas that I knew nothing about,unfortunately boredom hit home,was kinda same as,same as
    I’m sure for this living in London in 70/80s they find it interesting,but wasn’t for me ,so disappointed

  4. 08

    by Liam Davies

    Ordered as a gift for someone, it came with the cover ripped

  5. 08

    by Becky

    AMAZING BOOK FROM SUCH A DOWN TO EARTH LEGEND
    HES ALWAYS BEEN THERE AND THIS BOOK I CANNOT PUT DOWN
    HE SPEAKS SO HONESTLY AND OPEN AND DOESNT SHY AWAY
    I TOTALLY RECCOMEND TO ALL CUSTOMERS
    I WAS WATCHING HIM ON THE MORNING SHOW LAST WEEK AND DECIDED THAT BOOK IM GOING TO READ.
    HES SO FORWARD AND I WISH HIM ALL THE BEST 👍 👌 😍
    BECKY 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 XXXXXXXXX

  6. 08

    by dexter luminol

    This book appears to be very open and honest as you read it. It almost as though he being interviewed and you’re listening to his comments from the legendary George himself. I good read. 5*****

  7. 08

    by EB

    I wasn’t a huge fan of Culture Club in the 80s but over the years, I have really warmed to Boy George. The one quality he possesses in abundance is honesty and this autobiography definitely reflects this. The use of a ghost writer means that the book has a chatty quality and feels as if one is sat gossiping with the man himself. No subject is off limits and there is no glossing of the truth. George deals with all aspects of his life from being a huge star to his fall from grace, time in prison and his re-emergence as a national treasure. At the end, George presents his philosophy of life.
    I was really struggling with grief when I started reading this but by the end, I had become fully.immersed in Boy George’s world and I felt my enjoyment of reading had returned.

  8. 08

    by Willy Penn

    Awaiting to read

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