W**kers! Cheese! Eeezamanna! Pete Bennett, the 24-year-old Tourette's sufferer who shot to fame as winner of Big Brother 7, stole the nation's heart with his outrageous, loveable nature. Pete's incredible autobiography reveals what the tabloids didn't see. His story will make you cry, have you in stitches, and inspire you with its amazing honesty.
Suffering with Tourette's Syndrome since the age of five, Pete was only properly diagnosed at 14. Here he talks openly about his agony growing up with Tourette's, and how he used humour and his musical ability to cope with his frightening attacks. Pete reveals his true feelings about his dad abandoning him when he was six, and his close relationship with his mother, Anne. Pete shares intimate details about his escape into wild sex parties, the horrific death of his best friend, and his thoughts of suicide until Big Brother 'saved his life'.
From the moment Pete decided to enter Big Brother so his mum wouldn't have to work in a fast food chain, he had the entire nation glued to their TV screens. But beneath his quirky and hilarious antics, it was Pete's refreshing innocence and lack of fame-seeking that made him the most popular (and fancied) housemate Big Brother has ever seen.
Heart-rending and moving, hilarious and outrageous, Pete's story is an unique insight into a truly inspiring individual.
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'Amazing.' News of the World
'Never in the history of Big Brother has one fella won so many hearts.' Heat
'There's nothing not to like about Pete, he's just so totally sweet and lovely.' Kim and Aggie from How Clean is Your House.From the Back Cover:
When Pete Bennett exploded into the Big Brother house and into
everyone's living rooms, he instantly became an icon. Unpredictable and
endlessly entertaining, from day one he was the favourite to win.
But as Pete seemed to effortlessly win over the nation's hearts, what many
people didn't know was that his entry into the Big Brother house was
another brave step on a long journey with Tourette's. A journey that took
him from some of the hardest housing estates and schools in South London,
all the way to national stardom.
Having struggled with Tourette's from an early age, Pete was unable to
finish his education or follow any normal career path and got caught up in
a whirlwind of sex and drugs. Only the death of his close friend brought
him crashing down to earth. As he battled depression and drug addiction,
Pete became convinced that his only way out was by winning Big Brother. By
throwing himself into one of TV's toughest arenas, Pete did much to change
the public's perception of Tourette's and emerged triumphant.
In his moving and honest autobiography, Pete describes his unique journey
as only he can.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007250339