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Publisher's Summary

Bestselling biographer Philip Norman offers an unparalleled account of the life of a living legend, Mick Jagger. From Home Counties schoolboy, to rebel without a cause, to Sixties sensation and global idol, Norman unravels the myth of the inimitable frontman of The Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger charts his extraordinary journey through scandal-ridden conspiracy, infamous prison spell, hordes of female admirers and a knighthood while stripping away the fame, wealth and idolatry to reveal a story of talent and promise unfulfilled.

Understated yet ostentatious; the ultimate incarnation of 'sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll', yet blessed with taste and intelligence; always moving with the Jagger swagger yet modest enough to be self-deprecating, Mick was a paradoxical energy that reconfigured the musical landscape. This revelatory tour de force pays tribute to a flawed genius who realised the dreams of thousands of rock pretenders: longevity.

©2012 Philip Norman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Natalie
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 12-26-12

Would even listen this one over again...Loved it!

I am a huge Stones fan, though Jagger is not really my fav. However, the story is so well written and so so funny; hearing all about the "Tyranny of cool". The things he did-just to appear cool and keep 'current'. What a laugh. Some stuff not so funny of course, like the way he controlled and treated the women in his life; from his mother, to his various partners and wives. However, I felt the way the book was written was excellent in that it covered his positive side and attributes, also the not so flattering aspects of his personality. So it felt balanced. The story also gave lots of info, unlike some bios that are way too guarded. You really had a sense of what it must have been like to be around this incredibly talented; though narcissistic man.

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Jagger Uncovered

I enjoyed the book. Thought the humour added a bit of spice and the reader made the combination of detail and humour delightful.

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  • Siobhan
  • Halfway House, South Africa
  • 05-01-13

Mick's best and worst in one book

If you could sum up Mick Jagger in three words, what would they be?

Compelling thrilling fascinating

What did you like best about this story?

The warts and all no sacred cows approach to an extraordinary man

What does Cameron Stewart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A comfort with the English language

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Rubber Lips on film

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed it so much I listened to it once & now I am listening to it all over again!

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  • deirdre o sullivan
  • 11-09-12

Loved it !

So well written , I could nt wait to hop into bed each night to listen to it,scintillating, gossipy,bitchy ..very informative but indulgent at the same time .. Totally recommended!

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  • m corcoran
  • 06-26-18

Mick jagger

Excellent book, well researched, well written and great narration. Very funny in parts and great insight into the Stones .

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  • J. Williams
  • 06-21-18

Interesting bio of personality unknown

well written and researched. subject is difficult to pin down because of his camillion personality. The females lives he has interacted with have all been affected in various ways, in the most long term trists to their extreme detriment. pity this bio finishes in 2011 because of the very sad passing of the woman who the book claims tamed him. the writers take on this would have been interesting. However as a performer there is no doubt he's the best. As a man and human who we can only judge by how he's treats people he is an odious person.

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  • E J Gutheridge
  • 02-17-17

Brilliant

Couldn't stop listening. Well written and never got dull like a lot of other biographies.

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  • F
  • 02-22-13

this old RS fan loved it!

OK, I'm biased: I've had a thing about Jagger for half a century!!! But this is a really well crafted biography and well read by CS. Why not 5 stars? Thought it tailed off but perhaps that's when I was hearing things about Jagger that disappointed me! Highly recommended for anyone who still goes for the Stones!

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  • Helen
  • 05-21-18

Great read...a bit biased against Keith

it was a good insight into the history of music in that era...not just the stones...