The Sunday Times Bestseller Featuring An Exclusive New Chapter OnSeptember, , At The Joiners Arms In Southampton, Frank Turner Played His Last Gig With His Hardcore Band, Million Dead On The Laminates That Listed The Tour Dates, The Entry ForSeptember Simply Read Get A Job Deflated, Jaded And Hungover, Frank Returned To His Hometown Of Winchester Without A Plan For The Future All He Knew Was That He Wanted To Keep Playing MusicCut ToApril , Over A Thousand Shows Later Show , To Be Precise , And He Was Headlining A Sold Out Gig At Wembley Arena With His Band The Sleeping Souls Told Through His Tour Reminiscences, This Is The Blisteringly Honest Story Of Frank S Career From Drug Fuelled House Parties And The Grimy Club Scene To Filling Out Arenas, Fans Roaring Every Word Back At Him But Than That, It Is An Intimate Account Of What It S Like To Spend Your Life Constantly On The Road, Sleeping On Floors, Invariably Jetlagged, All For The Love Of Playing Live Music Now I understand so muchof the song lyrics and references to past shows n stuff Hope the road continues for a lot longer yet including some UK dates in Yorkshire this year please A must for FT fans it s already at no 2 in the best sellers lists Surprisingly engaging There is a tendency to repetition at times, but the diary format works pretty well and this is a great insight into life of a touring musician The first half is most interesting, before success kicks off, as that is the area that seems to get skipped over in some biographies Enjoyed it. Well written and an interesting insight into FT and his incredible work ethic that means he is virtually always on tour.Given he is now on Show 2050 this book is a little out of date but still worth a read for fans who maybe want to knowabout the early years, struggles and meltdowns Purchased as a present She loved it and bought another copy for her friend Best enjoyed along side his albums. Absolutely brilliant Frank Turner is an honest, talented musician and this book is the best insight as to how tour life works that us fans could have hoped for It follows a very original format, as Frank talks about the most significant shows he s played as a solo artist chronologically, rather than talking about how he grew up which he does mention somewhere in the middle It s all about his music and how he s got to where he is Love it. great good buy I ll come clean I am a huge Frank Turner fan but this book is a fascinating insight into the music industry whether you have seen the light or not It s really well structured, as a chronological tour from his first gigs as a solo artist to his current set up with the magnificent Sleeping Souls My only disappointment was that it stopped at the start of 2012 as I would have loved to hear some background on opening the Olympics As someone who writes songs so brilliantly it s hardly a surprise that he writes books just as entertaining, so I can t wait to read his new one.