Stand and Deliver: The Autobiography by Adam Ant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’ve been a fan of Adam Ant since the early 80’s and have always found him to be a very interesting person.
This book was quite enjoyable and gives some good insights into the punk music scene from that time and area as well as into Adam’s life.
It was interesting to hear about how he coped with a disorder that he didn’t even know he had until quite late in life.
I think it helps to be a fan of his music to enjoy the book, but it isn’t required. There are a few places where he assumes some knowledge of the music and culture that not all readers may be familiar with. In my case, the term “Teds”, there really isn’t an explanation of who they are and what the confict between them and “Punks” is about.
However, those instances are fairly rare and don’t really detract from the enjoyment of the book.
And, in case you are curious, this website has some information on it:
Overall, I would recommend the book to anyone who is a fan of Adam Ant, or has an interest in the history of punk rock.
If you are interested in a first hand account of someone dealing with initially undiagnosed bipolar disorder you might also find this an interesting read.