My Fault

My Fault Born into the emerging middle classes of the s Billy Childish takes us on a nightmarish voyage through a childhood blighted by mental and sexual abuse Stumbling onward into adolescence he lays ba

  • Title: My Fault
  • Author: Billy Childish
  • ISBN: 9780753510612
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Born into the emerging middle classes of the 1950s, Billy Childish takes us on a nightmarish voyage through a childhood blighted by mental and sexual abuse Stumbling onward into adolescence he lays bare a young man s desperate attempts to make sense of a world distorted by alcohol, bullies and yes men, This striking first novel, or creative confession , is at turns hilarBorn into the emerging middle classes of the 1950s, Billy Childish takes us on a nightmarish voyage through a childhood blighted by mental and sexual abuse Stumbling onward into adolescence he lays bare a young man s desperate attempts to make sense of a world distorted by alcohol, bullies and yes men, This striking first novel, or creative confession , is at turns hilarious and harrowing Laced with lindes of unforgettable peotry it is that rare and wonderful thing a book which had to be written.

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    1. I hate to repeat the tagline that comes with this first autobiographical-novel of Billy Childish’s, but this really is one of those books that ‘had to be written’. So I don’t care that the book sags a little in the middle, or that his mother’s rants can take up a chapter, because My Fault simply had to be written the way only Childish wanted to, and the only we he could.Detailing his life growing up in the sixties and seventies, this is primarily about his childhood and ends when he’ [...]

    2. The author, Childish is first and foremost most well known as a musician of "garage rock" years (1980's,1990's-now) before it was homogenized and corporatized by the likes such as the horrible, antithetical of rock and roll White Stripes. He paints, he writes, B. Childish avoids fame and pretense, whatever he continues to create remains to be punk rock, a living body of art not "art".

    3. This book was initially difficult to get into. Like the first time you are intimate with someone the prose was fiddly and awkward. However, once in the midst of his rampant groove, I couldn't put this book down. I've always been a Childish fan, he has that innate ability to repulse and seduce all at the same time. Would definitely recommend this creative biography to Childish fans, as crass as it is.

    4. You want to talk about someone who has been through dire circomstances and lived to tell? Billy Childish is your man! This is a very insightful book into the life of a survivor of a young boy exposed to much too much in his life. The following is a blog I posted about Billy after seeing him in person in 2006. Enjoy!7:38 PM - Billy Childish-Inspiring Artist Current mood: touched Category: Religion and Philosophy On our last night in Sacramento we attended an evening of poetry and acoustic music w [...]

    5. sometimes this book felt like it was shadowing me felt a bit too close for comfort but i couldn't put it down brutal, funny and disturbing, the multi-talented mr. Childish left me wanting to embrace his younger self but he probably wouldn't've appreciated it anyway

    6. Sprawling life history, pretty dark w/ some incredible moments of actually calling people out by name for heinous acts w/o permission. Phwew. He revisited a few of the tales as full-on books later. Great moments but pretty unwieldy.

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