Joe Longthorne’s best-selling autobiography reached No.1 in the Amazon charts when released as a hardback in 2010.
Since then his roller coaster life has continued with sell-out tours of UK theatres; a horrific car crash which left he and his partner with terrible injuries; the loss of one of his closest friends to cancer; and in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours he received the MBE. Later this year he will be touring Australia for the first time in a decade and a tour of the US is planned for 2013.
Now is the time for a totally updated edition of Joe’s amazing life story in paperback. Every chapter in the original book has been altered; there are several new chapters reflecting the past two years; and there’s a new cover plus a completely different and expanded photograph section.
Joe is all-set to take on the world once again. This multi-million selling artist with Platinum albums to his name and fans in high places has overcome cancer, bankruptcy, overdoses and depression. His story is wonderful, manic, hilarious, brilliant and tragic at one and the same time. He is one of the biggest stars the UK has ever produced – all from humble beginnings in the travelling community in Hull – and his TV shows in the early 90s attracted over 12 million.
There is still another chapter or two to come, but the story at present is the hardest-hitting, no punches pulled autobiography you will ever read.
Reviews and related articles
Conquering Vegas would be the ultimate twist in Joe’s extraordinary career
Express and Echo (Exeter), 21st May 2010
Last month and for the first time, which makes him possibly unique among today’s showbusiness stars Joe released his autobiography, in which he talks candidly about his life, from growing up as the son of travelling show people through his first big br…
Joe’s life is the stuff that novelists couldn’t make up… It’s the best autobiography I’ve ever read!
The book talks candidly about his rise and fall from grace during the 1980s and 1990s, his near brushes with death from cancer in 2005 and his latest comeback on to the world stage.
Telegraph and Argus, 6th April 2010
The book was written with a little help from one of his friends, journalist Chris Berry … (gives) a fair representation of Joe’s heart-on-sleeve way of talking: like a river in spate, holding back is not in his nature.
The Journal (Hull), 29th March 2010
A profile on Joe
a fascinating autobiography which gives an insight into his rise and fall…I wish him (Joe Longthorne) all the best on his tour and hope he wins over a new generation of fans
The highs and lows are extraordinary. You’re really open. You don’t spare yourself. It’s the real truth.