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On the other hand, while 'Gimme Danger' was most definitely gutter trash, Paul Trynka's superb 'Open Up And Bleed' (indeed the definitive Iggy bio), actually presents Bowie in a very favourable light. In fact, the blurb on the book's back cover actually stakes claim to "dispelling the myths" surrounding Daddy and Pop's "often misunderstood" relationship.
I've been wondering about whether or not to get Trynka's book - I've been afraid of shelling out for something as risible as Ambrose's book. But it looks like it'd be worth the money. BTW, I was in Planet Books yesterday evening, and damn, there were several musical bios lined up together that looked damn-near identical from a distance, because they all have the black-and-white shot of the subject against a white background on the front - Trynka's Iggy Pop book, Anthony Kiedis' autobiography, some book on Axl Rose...