Jolly Lad

Jolly Lad

by John Doran

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Overview

A memoir about the recovery from alcoholism, habitual drug use and mental illness, from broadcaster, and co-founder and editor of The Quietus website, John Doran.

Jolly Lad is a memoir about the recovery from alcoholism, habitual drug use and mental illness. It is also about the healing power of music, how memory defines us, the redemption offered by fatherhood and what it means to be working class.

“This is not a 'my drink and drug hell' kind of book for several reasons—the main one being that I had, for the most part, had a really good time drinking. True, a handful of pretty appalling things have happened to me and some people that I know or used to know over the years. But I have, for the most part, left them out of this book as they are not illuminating, not edifying and in some cases concern other people who aren't here to consent to their appearance. Instead this book concentrates on what you face after the drink and the drugs have gone.”

Jolly Lad is about gentrification; being diagnosed bipolar; attending Alcoholics Anonymous; living in a block of flats on a housing estate in London; the psychological damage done by psychedelic drugs; depression; DJing; factory work; friendship; growing old; hallucinations; street violence and obsessive behaviour—especially regarding music and art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781913689018
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Series: Strange Attractor Press
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Doran is the co-founder and editor of The Quietus website and has written for the BBC, the GuardianThe WIREMetal HammerThe Stool PigeonVICE and many others. He is also an occasional broadcaster for NOISEY and BBC TV and radio.

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