(R)evolution: The Autobiography by Gary Numan. First edition (2020). First impression. Medium format hardback in new condition. Signed by Gary Numan to dedicated bookplate to front end page. No markings. This is a new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About (R)evolution: The Autobiography
From humble beginnings in Middlesex, where money was scarce but dreams were encouraged, to the award winning godfather of electronica, Gary Numan has seen it all. His incredible story can be charted in two distinct parts . . .
The first: a stratospheric rise to success quickly followed by a painful decline into near obscurity. At school, Gary fell through the cracks of the system and so was expelled. An unlikely but determined popstar, he earned his first record deal aged nineteen and then, two years later, had released four bestselling albums and had twice toured the world. But, aged just twenty five, it felt like it was all over. Gary's early success began to hold him back and then he battled to reconcile the transient nature of fame with his Asperger's syndrome.
The second: a twenty plus year renaissance catalysed by a date with a super fan. Gary catalogues his fifteen year struggle with crippling debts, his slow, obstacle laden journey back to the top (and the insecurity that comes with that) and why Savage reaching #2 in 2017 meant more than the heady heights of 1979. Gary also candidly discusses the importance of his fans; why having Asperger's is a gift at times; the inspiration behind the lyrics; flying around the world in 1981; IVF struggles and the joy of fatherhood and his battle with depression and anxiety.
This book is the rollercoaster rise and fall (and rise) of one man, several dozen synthesisers, multiple issues and two desperately different lives. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, this is Gary Numan in his own words - a brutally honest reflection on the man behind the music.
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