Pete Doherty

My Prodigal Son

Author: Jacqueline Doherty

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Category: Drug addicts

Page: 239

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For over three years Jacqueline Doherty has been watching her rock star son's messy descent into drug addiction. Every step of the way has been charted by a hungry media. And every step of the way has been agony for a loving mum. Pete Doherty's celebrity means that his addiction has become public property. But Jacqueline is a private person and her painful story is the story of any mum - or any parent - trying to help a child who has gone off the rails. This is the compelling story of Pete's childhood, his burgeoning talent, his success as a musician, and his drug addiction set against the backdrop of his loving relationship with his mother and his family. It is a moving memoir of how a happy, middle-class family has attempted to cope with a family member opting to love drugs more than he loves them, or himself. It is a memoir that will offer hope to other mothers and families in a similar situation.

Pete Doherty: My Prodigal Son

Author: Jacqueline Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 438

For over three years Jacqueline Doherty has been watching her rock star son's messy descent into drug addiction. Every step of the way has been charted by a hungry media. And every step of the way has been agony for a loving mum. Pete Doherty's celebrity means that his addiction has become public property. But Jacqueline is a private person and her painful account is that of any mum - or any parent - trying to help a child in trouble. This is the compelling story of Pete's childhood, his burgeoning talent, his success as a musician and his drug addiction, set against the backdrop of his loving relationship with his mother and his family. It is a moving memoir of how a happy, middle-class family is coping with a family member opting to love drugs more than he loves them, or himself. It is a memoir that will offer hope to other mothers and families in a similar situation.

Pete Doherty

Last of the Rock Romantics

Author: Alex Hannaford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 809

Pete Doherty, erstwhile singer with The Libertines, is a British icon. Whether he is playing impromptu gigs in his front room or performing at Live 8, he possesses a sense of drama and expectation not seen in a performer since Sid Vicious. He is enigmatic, charismatic and thoroughly entertaining. Since leaving The Libertines, his life has become something of a rock 'n' roll soap opera where rumours of crack addiction abound, gossip about his relationship with Kate Moss is rife, and predictions for his future vary wildly. Written by Alex Hannaford, former rock and pop editor on the London Evening Standard, and with a brand new foreword by Pete's mum, Jackie Doherty, this is the definitive biography of Pete Doherty.

Addiction Dilemmas

Family Experiences from Literature and Research and Their Lessons for Practice

Author: Jim Orford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Psychology

Page: 234

View: 350

Addiction Dilemmas explores the impact of addiction on those closest to the individuals affected and their families. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the book discusses the stresses and strains that family members are subjected to, the dilemmas that they face, and the coping strategies that they have found useful. Draws on a unique breadth of material to illustrate the dilemmas faced by family members in coping with a close relative's addiction Raises questions and points to controversies rather than dispensing prescriptive "one size fits all" advice Brings together accounts from research interviews, biography, autobiography and relevant fiction in a creative and original way Tackles common misunderstandings at public, practitioner, scholarly and policy levels about the predicaments that family members commonly find themselves in Each chapter closes with a commentary, questions and exercises designed to further develop understanding for professionals and students

Encyclopedia of Indie Rock

Author: Kerry L. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 428

Includes entries on musicians, bands, festivals, publications, record labels, subgenres, and themes associated with indie rock.

Spin

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Category: Popular culture

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View: 759

TV World

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Category: Television broadcasting

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View: 839

International business magazine for television.

Halliwell's Film, Video and DVD Guide

Author: Leslie Halliwell

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1038

View: 341

More than 23,000 entries provide plot summaries, a star rating, and information on casts, writers, directors, producers, awards, and alternate titles, with quotations from contemporary reviews.