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Back in Business - Michael Barrymore

Hutchinson, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Leans a little.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “In April 1994, Michael Barrymore quietly checked himself into an American clinic, where he received treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. Father Martin’s ‘Ashley’ is a rehabilitation centre in Maryland, USA, where Michael lived for thirty days with members of almost every community in America, all seeking the common goal of sobriety.

Michael’s day-to-day account of that month in his life provides a candid, sometimes painful, funny and revelatory story of human endurance, challenges the stereotyped view of rehabilitation, and allows the reader a first-hand insight into the disease of addiction.

Surviving the tabloid onslaught as his situation was unceremoniously revealed to the public at home, and ultimately winning his battle with his own personal demons, this is Barrymore as you’ve never seen or heard him before. And yet, in the unique style that has helped secure his place as Britain’s number one entertainer, Michael Barrymore says it how it is.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.