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An A-Z of Hellraisers

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they ve always worked for me. Hunter S. Thompson. "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars, the rest I just squandered." George Best. "Now, don t say you can t swear off drinking, it s easy, I ve done it a thousand times." W. C. Fields. "I like my whisky old and my women young." Errol Flynn. "I was given six weeks to live, about 25 years ago!" Shane MacGowan. "You can't drown yourself in drink. I've tried, you float." John Barrymore. "I'd hate to be a teetotaler. Imagine getting up in the morning and knowing that's as good as you're going to feel all day." Dean Martin. This is the last word on boozy misbehaviour and the characters in this whopper of a book constitute the most amazing grouping to ever see print, from Peter the Great, famous for his debauched drinking orgies, to Benjamin Franklin who firmly believed that beer provided proof of God s existence, to Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham who suffocated on his own vomit after consuming forty measures of vodka; what a night out that was! We salute these gloriously inebriated nutters from Winston Churchill to Sid Vicious,
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This quirky and anecdote-driven A-Z compendium celebrates the most outrageous, depraved, tortured and eccentric hellraisers the world has ever seen.

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Robert Sellers is the author of the bestselling Hellraisers- The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed and Hollywood Hellraisers. He has also written biographies on Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, a history of the George Harrison/Monty Python film company HandMade, and the controversial Battle for Bond, which for a time was banned by the family of Ian Fleming. He was a regular contributor to Empire, Total Film, Independent, SFX and Cinema Retro and has contributed to a number of television documentaries, including Channel 4's The 100 Best Family Films.


"Contains some hair-raising anecdotes and some priceless one-liners" Daily Mail Book of the Week

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