Anger Is An Energy

Anger Is An Energy

My Life Uncensored

Book - 2015
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"[Punk rock icon] John Lydon remains a captivating and dynamic figure to this day--both as a musician, and, thanks to his outspoken, controversial, and from-the-hip opinions, as a cultural commentator. In [this book, the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. band member once known as Johnny Rotten] looks back on a life full of incident, from his beginnings as a sickly child of immigrant Irish parents growing up in post-war London to his present status as a vibrant, alternative hero"
Publisher: New York : Dey Street Books, 2015
Edition: First Dey Street Books Edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062400215
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 LYDON
Characteristics: 536 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Perry, Andrew


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Apr 22, 2020

A revealing, candidly-written account of the life of punk rock's original and most influential bad boy. A long read but it's smart, lots of fun and well worth it!

Jul 19, 2019

If you are at all interested in hearing about what ex-Sex Pistols' lead singer, Johnny Rotten (aka. John Lydon) has to say about himself, his career, and the punk rock movement in pop music history, then, "Anger Is An Energy" is sure to be a worthwhile read for you.

In an attempt to hold the reader's attention - Lydon repeatedly tries to retain a constant air of levity throughout his exhaustive narrative of 536 pages.

But, when you take into serious consideration some of the downright nasty activities that he and his Sex Pistols buddies got up to, one does find it hard to see the humor in deliberate mean-mindedness.

Anyway - For the most part - This autobiography of constant ranting and raving was certainly an odd, but, interesting read.

Jul 10, 2019

At over 500 pages that are, literally, dripping with drama - "Anger Is An Energy" is the detailed, uncensored, tell-all autobiography of former "Sex Pistols" punk-rocker, John Lydon (aka. Johnny Rotten).

Born (1956) in post-war London, Lydon was the sickly child of Irish peasants who did little-to-nothing to teach him anything about showing respect to others and developing a sense of worth and self-esteem.

So - Is it any wonder that Lydon chose to hit out at society in the manner that he did as his sneering, belligerent alter-ego, Johnny Rotten?

This book also includes 24 pages of photographs (both color and b&w).

Oct 13, 2015

This is one of the VERY best autobiographies I've ever read!
Very intelligent, witty, and
surprising in many ways,
considering his image. I reread
many parts over and over again, they were so well-written. I put this one up with
the autobiographies of Johnny Cash and Keith Richards...
I HIGHLY recommend it!

Oct 01, 2015

Lydon's second memoir is a fascinating, if somewhat rambling, account of Lydon's life, with a focus on PIL and after.


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Jun 30, 2015

Those ... hateful nuns made life punishing, so I educated myself. I just got on with it. If there was a book about, I'd pick it up and read. I loved reading.... books, books, books--anything and everything. After my illness, I got onto a course at the local library after school, and I'd go there and paint till nine at night, and then take home a load of books and read them until I fell asleep, fighting off sleep all the time.


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