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Punk poet John Cooper Clarke has announced his new autobiography 'I Wanna Be Yours'


The iconic punk poet John Cooper Clarke has confirmed the release date of his upcoming memoir I Wanna Be Yours.

Pan Macmillan will release the new book on October 1st. The new autobiography has been summarised as a “wry, funny, moving and vivid as only John Cooper Clarke could deliver”.

John Cooper Clarke has shared the release date of his upcoming autobiography I Wanna Be Yours via his social media, with the caption reading: “John’s much-anticipated memoir describes an extraordinary life in John’s own words.”

The national treasure is one of the last remaining bastions of punk spirit and has never compromised. The book explores his “extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities: from Nico to Chuck Berry, from all the great punks to Bernard Manning, and on to more recent fans and collaborators Alex Turner and Plan B – who have championed his work.

“Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John also reveals his boggling encyclopaedic knowledge of twentieth-century popular culture, his private passions and guilty pleasures: from Baudelaire, Pam Ayres and Rimbaud to football to Coronation Street, comprising horse racing and gambling, politics and jokes – and much more.”

Pre-order I Wanna Be Yours here.