Bit of a Blur

  • by Alex James
  • Narrated by Alex James
  • 3 hrs and 1 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Success catapulted Alex James from a slug-infested squat in Camberwell to a world of private jets and world-class restaurants. As "the second drunkest member of the world's drunkest band" life was always chaotic, but Alex James retained a boundless enthusiasm and curiosity at odds with his hedonistic lifestyle. In Bit of a Blur he recounts his experiences living through the madness of Britpop, detailing both the pleasures and perils of fame. From nights in the Groucho with Damien Hirst, to dancing to Sister Sledge with Bjork, to being bitten on the nose by the lead singer of Iron Maiden, he offers a fascinating and hilarious insight into the world of celebrity. Alex James is the perfect chronicler of his generation: witty, observant, frank, and brimming with joie de vivre. Bit of a Blur is as charming, funny, and deliciously disreputable as its author.


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Very funny perspective from a guy too smart for the music business but just drunk enough to indulge anyway.
Captures a weird and wonderful time in British music when every band proclaimed themselves to be ordained by God as the greatest....and some of them were pretty close.
Great cast of famous characters in precarious situations...I'm sure the author made lots of enemies with this one.
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- K. Mckenna

Surprised at my disappoinment

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I love Alex James, and I love his voice. I have this book in paperback, but when I saw it on audible and that it was narrated by him I had to get it. Thus my audible gold membership happened (and I'm now enjoying so many books!)
I was disappointed however, I knew the book was abridged, but I thought really good parts were left out, but the most shocking fact however was Alex James as a narrator.
I had always pictured he'd nail it - narrating a book, and especially his own, but I found myself getting annoyed at the pace and the straight forward narration. I'm sorry, I adore you Alex, but this surprised me.
It has a bit of fan value I guess, other than that, I'd go for the paperback.

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- Heidi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-19-2007
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK