Reviews

  • "What a lovely writer he is: funny. modest, unsentimental and utterly without self-pity . . . warmth, wit and honesty make this such a satisfying read."

    Marcus Berkmann, DAILY MAIL
  • "Radiates the author's easygoing charm . . . at the peak of his youthful fame he auditioned for a band called the Jaywalkers . . . alas he was unsuccessful. Who knows what might have been? But what the pop world lost, the world of politics gained."

    Chris Mullin, SPECTATOR
  • "His charming memoir details the ways in which records by his heroes . . . have formed the soundtrack to his life."

    MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Books of the Year'
  • "This memoir will give you that warm glow of finding a friend who shares your passions . . . In this loving slice of social history, he beautifully mixes that passion with the story of a young man growing up and succeeding in post-war Britain."

    DAILY EXPRESS
  • "In prose and in person, Johnson has always had an everyman likeability . . . his take on the "good old days" is sparely unsentimental . . . very readable."

    Stuart Maconie, NEW STATESMAN