Threepenny Memoir: The Lives of a Libertine

3.79 avg rating
( 229 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007393763: Threepenny Memoir: The Lives of a Libertine

'Looking back at The Libertines is like catching flashes of sunlight between buildings as you race by on a train. An old film reel where the spools are weathered and worn, leaving empty frames on the screen...'

In the final years of the last millennium, Carl Barat and Pete Doherty forged a deep musical bond, formed The Libertines and set sail for Arcadia in the good ship Albion; a decade later, Carl would emerge from his second band, the Dirty Pretty Things, after one of the most significant – and turbulent – rock 'n' roll trajectories of recent times. Threepenny Memoir navigates the choppy waters of memory, and gives an inside look at life in the eye of the storm, chronicling how a pair of romantics armed with little more than poetry and a punk attitude inspired adoration in millions worldwide – and proceeded to tear apart everything they had.

With unflinching honesty but real warmth, Carl – who has recently performed with The Libertines for the first time since 2004, and released a solo album – looks back at the creative highs and the drug-addled lows of life with both bands, as well as giving an intimate account of the people and places that have informed his songwriting. From Camden bedsits, impromptu gigs and minesweeping drinks in the Dublin Castle to Japanese groupies, benders in Moscow and chatting to Slash, Threepenny Memoir charts a fantastic course through recent musical history. And, in the aftermath, Carl reflects on the pressures – both external and self-inflicted – that led to each band's demise, and on the challenges and rewards that life as a solo artist now holds.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Paperback. Pub Date :2010-09-30 Pages: 300 Language: Unknown Publisher: HarperCollins Looking back at The Libertines is like catching flashes of sunlight between buildings as you race by on a train. An old film reel where the spools are weathered and worn. leaving empty frames on the screen ... In the final years of the last millennium. Carl Barat and Pete Doherty forged a deep musical bond. formed The Libertines and set sail for Arcadia in the good ship Albion; a decade later. Carl would emerge from his second band. the Dirty Pretty Things. after one of the most significant - and turbulent - rock n roll trajectories of recent times. Threepenny Memoir navigates the choppy waters of memory. and gives an inside look at life in the eye of the storm . chronicling how a pair of romantics armed with little more than poetry and a punk attitude inspired adoration in millions worldwi...

Review:

‘Unputdownable’ Q Magazine

‘Very honest, likeable...an appealing roughness’ Metro

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Carl Barat
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 230 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Looking back at The Libertines is like catching flashes of sunlight between buildings as you race by on a train. An old film reel where the spools are weathered and worn, leaving empty frames on the screen. In the final years of the last millennium, Carl Barat and Pete Doherty forged a deep musical bond, formed The Libertines and set sail for Arcadia in the good ship Albion; a decade later, Carl would emerge from his second band, the Dirty Pretty Things, after one of the most significant - and turbulent - rock n roll trajectories of recent times. Threepenny Memoir navigates the choppy waters of memory, and gives an inside look at life in the eye of the storm, chronicling how a pair of romantics armed with little more than poetry and a punk attitude inspired adoration in millions worldwide - and proceeded to tear apart everything they had. With unflinching honesty but real warmth, Carl - who has recently performed with The Libertines for the first time since 2004, and released a solo album - looks back at the creative highs and the drug-addled lows of life with both bands, as well as giving an intimate account of the people and places that have informed his songwriting. From Camden bedsits, impromptu gigs and minesweeping drinks in the Dublin Castle to Japanese groupies, benders in Moscow and chatting to Slash, Threepenny Memoir charts a fantastic course through recent musical history. And, in the aftermath, Carl reflects on the pressures - both external and self-inflicted - that led to each band s demise, and on the challenges and rewards that life as a solo artist now holds. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007393763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carl Barat
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800073937630000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Carl Barat
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 230 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Looking back at The Libertines is like catching flashes of sunlight between buildings as you race by on a train. An old film reel where the spools are weathered and worn, leaving empty frames on the screen. In the final years of the last millennium, Carl Barat and Pete Doherty forged a deep musical bond, formed The Libertines and set sail for Arcadia in the good ship Albion; a decade later, Carl would emerge from his second band, the Dirty Pretty Things, after one of the most significant - and turbulent - rock n roll trajectories of recent times. Threepenny Memoir navigates the choppy waters of memory, and gives an inside look at life in the eye of the storm, chronicling how a pair of romantics armed with little more than poetry and a punk attitude inspired adoration in millions worldwide - and proceeded to tear apart everything they had. With unflinching honesty but real warmth, Carl - who has recently performed with The Libertines for the first time since 2004, and released a solo album - looks back at the creative highs and the drug-addled lows of life with both bands, as well as giving an intimate account of the people and places that have informed his songwriting.From Camden bedsits, impromptu gigs and minesweeping drinks in the Dublin Castle to Japanese groupies, benders in Moscow and chatting to Slash, Threepenny Memoir charts a fantastic course through recent musical history. And, in the aftermath, Carl reflects on the pressures - both external and self-inflicted - that led to each band s demise, and on the challenges and rewards that life as a solo artist now holds. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007393763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Carl Barat
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Threepenny Memoir: The Lives of a Libertine, Carl Barat, 'Looking back at The Libertines is like catching flashes of sunlight between buildings as you race by on a train. An old film reel where the spools are weathered and worn, leaving empty frames on the screen.' In the final years of the last millennium, Carl Barat and Pete Doherty forged a deep musical bond, formed The Libertines and set sail for Arcadia in the good ship Albion; a decade later, Carl would emerge from his second band, the Dirty Pretty Things, after one of the most significant - and turbulent - rock 'n' roll trajectories of recent times. Threepenny Memoir navigates the choppy waters of memory, and gives an inside look at life in the eye of the storm, chronicling how a pair of romantics armed with little more than poetry and a punk attitude inspired adoration in millions worldwide - and proceeded to tear apart everything they had. With unflinching honesty but real warmth, Carl - who has recently performed with The Libertines for the first time since 2004, and released a solo album - looks back at the creative highs and the drug-addled lows of life with both bands, as well as giving an intimate account of the people and places that have informed his songwriting. From Camden bedsits, impromptu gigs and minesweeping drinks in the Dublin Castle to Japanese groupies, benders in Moscow and chatting to Slash, Threepenny Memoir charts a fantastic course through recent musical history. And, in the aftermath, Carl reflects on the pressures - both external and self-inflicted - that led to each band's demise, and on the challenges and rewards that life as a solo artist now holds. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007393763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Carl BARAT
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate. Book Condition: New. 2010. 1st Ed. Paperback. 'Looking back at The Libertines is like catching flashes of sunlight between buildings as you race by on a train. An old film reel where the spools are weathered and worn, leaving empty frames on the screen.' Num Pages: 300 pages. BIC Classification: AVGP; AVH; BGFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 152 x 20. Weight in Grams: 374. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007393763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Carl BARAT
Published by Fourth Estate (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2010. Book Condition: New. 2010. 1st Ed. Paperback. 'Looking back at The Libertines is like catching flashes of sunlight between buildings as you race by on a train. An old film reel where the spools are weathered and worn, leaving empty frames on the screen.' Num Pages: 300 pages. BIC Classification: AVGP; AVH; BGFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 152 x 20. Weight in Grams: 374. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780007393763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Carl Barat
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007393768. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007393768

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Carl Barat
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; 'Looking back at The Libertines is like catching flashes of sunlight between buildings as you race by on a train. An old film reel where the spools are weathered and worn, leaving empty frames on the screen.' In the final years of the last millennium, Carl Barat and Pete Doherty forged a deep musi. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780007393763_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Carl Barat
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FC-9780007393763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Carl Barat
Published by Fourth Estate (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007393768 ISBN 13: 9780007393763
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2010. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780007393763

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.88
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book