From Neighbours to the chart-topping music career, from Joseph to the appearance on I’m A Celebrity that sealed our affection, Jason Donovan has captured the hearts of his adopted country and entertained us all along the way. This is his candid autobiography of his rollercoaster life.
Jason Donovan burst onto our TVs in the 80s as Scott Robinson from Neighbours, one half of TV couple Scott and Charlene with Kylie Minogue. Kylie and Jason became the celebrity couple of the eighties and released the number one Stock, Aitken and Waterman hit Especially For You in 1988.
But behind the squeaky-clean popstar image was a man increasingly addicted to recreational drugs and on a spiralling downwards path until the love of a good woman pulled him through.
His pop career launched, Jason went on to sell over 30 million records worldwide and appeared in West End musicals such as Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat and, more recently, The Rocky Horror Show.
But just as Jason reached the pinnacle of his career, everything collapsed around him. When Jason sued style magazine The Face for calling him gay, the press tore him apart. Years of binge drug taking and partying to excess followed.
In his frank and honest account of his life, Jason talks candidly about the drugs that nearly saw the end of his career, about his relationship with the princess of pop, Kylie Minogue, and how he finally got his own very happy ending with the woman who saved him, his partner Angela and their two children.
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his bombshell autobiography' Daily Mirror
'[Jason] is so honest about the depth of his addiction that it's totally shocking' Polly Hudson, Daily Mirror
‘his brutally honest autobiography. Jason is a man who likes to tell it like it is.’ Hello magazine
His honesty is endearing…' Sunday Telegraph
‘Highly enjoyable.' GuardianFrom the Author:
Over the years I have been asked on countless occassions to tell my life story, but I always refused on the grounds that it wasn't the right time for me - and in truth, it wasn't, for I was either too young, too busy or too dazed and confused to be able to make sense of it all. Now that I am a year shy of my fortieth birthday - and thus older and wiser, if a little more weathered - I believe that I am finally in a position to look back and tell my tale as it was. My life to date has been a roller-coaster ride, and at times all I could do was just hang on, but I'm still here and it ain't over yet! As my dad has always said to me, the secret to a long and happy life is not to take it all too seriously. You're a long time dead, he says.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7261470