Pete: My Journey with Tourette's

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9780007250349: Pete: My Journey with Tourette's

When Pete Bennett exploded into the Big Brother house, and into everyone's living rooms, he instantly became an icon. Weird, unpredictable, involuntarily foul-mouthed, beautiful and endlessly entertaining, from day one he was the favourite to win.

As a small, sensitive boy, Pete struggled with the bullies and gangs of thugs in some of the hardest housing estates and schools in South London. Despite a tough start, he showed prodigious creative talents in art, music and performance.

When Tourette's exploded in his head at puberty, he lost control of his mouth, his body and his face. Unable to finish his education or follow any normal career path, he was led to living the high life and low life on the streets of Brighton. He cheerfully experimented with hard drugs and perverse sexuality, happy to find himself in a world where being beautiful and weird made you a star, not a victim.

After witnessing the death of his close friend, he came crashing down to earth. As he battled on with the effects of depression and drug addiction, poverty and Tourette's, a visionary trip to heaven convinced him that the only way he could survive and save his family from penury was by winning Big Brother. After a euphoric victory in August 2006, he is now one of the most famous faces and voices in the country.

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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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