The publication of Feel: Robbie Williams by Chris Heath in September 2004 caused shockwaves of controversy and delight.
Not only was its publication trumpeted in tabloids, on TV and the radio, but it was also critically lauded by the broadsheets.
Finally, a book had been written on the subject of celebrity and the modern world which had intelligence, honesty and humour.
Written by Chris Heath, who spent nearly two years working with Robbie on this book, every word is imbued with Robbie's humour, charisma, talent, memories and complexity.
But more than ever before, this book tells the truth about his extraordinary life.
You may have seen his face a million times, heard his music every day, followed him from the beginning of Take That, but this is a man with some serious surprises in store.
After years of rumour and lies, the complete, intimate story of Robert P.
Williams had been written. This is a groundbreaking book.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages, 16
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 31/01/2005
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9780091897543
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Review by lmckend
I was really surprised by this book. Not being a fan of Robbie William's brand of pop I hadn't expected to be as engrossed by this book as I was. Rather than taking the usual route of following the star's history since birth, Chris Heath is granted exclusive access to Williams over the course of about a year. Heath manages to capture Williams in unguarded moments, and tell the story without the interesting edges being airbrushed out of existence.
Review by Schopflin
Although perhaps a bit overlong, I found this an engrossing picture of the life of the modern celebrity. Heath draws a fascinating picture of the complex relationship between a pop star, his fans and the press, worth reading even quite apart from the not altogether sympathetic, but believable portrait of the man in question.