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I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp
304 pages; Ecco
A lovely memoir—modest, arrogant, and aware of what it means to dream. An inspiration for the Sex Pistols, Hell takes us on a tour of his own life, from the suburbs of 1950s America to Debbie Harry—until 1984, when he should have died. He made music and broke lives, mostly his own. Then he cleaned himself up and started again.
— Jeanette Winterson