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I Don't Take Requests: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'If you want to change your life...read this book.' TRACEY EMIN Hardcover – 26 May 2022
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'The perfect beach read' THE SUNDAY TIMES
'I love this man so much. He was, and always will be, my knight in shining Westwood.' DAVINA MCCALL
'This is a story that should never have been told' KATE MOSS
'If you want to change your life but can't.. I strongly advise you read this book' TRACEY EMIN
As one of club culture's most notorious - and best loved - figures, Tony is a complete force of nature.
Here he tells the most extraordinary stories of depravity and hedonism, of week-long benders and extreme self-destruction - and of recovery, redemption, friendship and the joy of a good tune.
'Anyone can get a party started, but no one keeps it going like Fat Tony, the energy never dips and
what a life he's lived.. He's a tosser but we still love him.' ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH
DJ Fat Tony has been described as 'the closest thing that club culture has to a national treasure' and the 'unlikely cult hero of quarantine'. Few people have crammed so many lives into one: when your first line of cocaine is aged 16 with Freddie Mercury, where do you go from there?
I Don't Take Requests is Fat Tony's breathtakingly candid and outrageous memoir of a life of extremes. From his childhood on an estate in Battersea where he honed his petty criminality, was abused by an older man and made friends with Boy George, to his teenage years spent parading the Kings Road in his latest (stolen) clobber, working as a receptionist for a prostitute, hanging out with Leigh Bowery and Sue Tilley and creating his drag persona, to his life as DJ to the stars and his spiral into serious drug addiction.
Now, he is 16 years sober and, alongside working to help others overcome addiction, DJing for everyone from Elton John to Louis Vuitton and the Beckhams - and running one of lockdown's most popular Instagram accounts with its wickedly funny memes.
It is all here in horrifying, glorious, heart-breaking detail.
'Whenever we host a party, Tony is our first port of call. He'll have everyone dancing, guarantee great memories, and the stories he tells... Just don't f*****g ask for any requests!' DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM
'There is nobody in London, let alone the world who has lived a more extraordinary life... his journey from villain to real life hero is one of the most beautiful examples of humanity I have ever witnessed. I wouldn't be without this c*nt.' KELLY OSBOURNE
'Hearing Tony's story is brutal and shocking. He is nothing short of a miracle and his willingness to be of service to others seeking sobriety is testament to how far he has come from the days of pulling his own teeth out.' MARC JACOBS
About the Author
Michael Hennegan is a writer and journalist who was previously an editor at Vogue Russia and The Sunday Times Style for over a decade, and who now contributes to titles such as British GQ, Style, ES Magazine, Vogue, 10 Magazine, GQ Style, Harrods Magazine and Soho House Magazine.
- Publisher : Coronet (26 May 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1529389445
- ISBN-13 : 978-1529389449
- Dimensions : 16.19 x 2.54 x 24.13 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hope one day I get to meet the reel fat Tony at one of your sets.
Thanks for keeping me going over last few days with this read. On wards . Upwards for little me . Thanks again !! What a guy !!!