Everyone loves a memoir, especially one where the details are extra juicy, offering the latest in fashion gossip. Who can do that better than 'club culture's national treasure' DJ Fat Tony, whose friends include the likes of Kate Moss, the Beckhams and even Elton John.
I Don't Take Requests takes its name from the industry-known fact that Fat Tony does not take requests for songs under any circumstances and despite the creative's infamous brash attitude, the book gets brutally honest. 'I Don't Take Requests is Fat Tony's heartbreakingly candid and outrageous account of all he has been through' describing it as a 'call to arms to anyone who has reached rock bottom and needs to find a way back from there', writes the book's press release. The proof is in the pudding; even Tracey Emin 'strongly advises you read this book'.
Never one to submit to life's airs and graces, the memoir, written with Sunday Times Style's Michael Hennegan, promises to offer an unpolished - at times, heartbreaking - account of the DJ's life over the years. From working as a prostitute's receptionist straight out of school to clubbing with Leigh Bowery in the 80s and caught in the wrath of serious drug addiction problems in the 90s, all the good, the bad and the downright ugly is promised in what's cracked up to be 'one of the most talked-about memoirs of the year'.