Christian Slater is a screen icon in his own time and one of the world's most admired actors.
From the late eighties onwards he was the embodiment of teenage cool, starring in cult classic films.
He ensured his status as both a teenage heartthrob and as the elite actor of his generation.
His position as an A-list star was hardly diminished during the nineties, with brilliant performances in films such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, True Romance and Broken Arrow establishing him as a formidable force in acting.
But fame and success did not always sit easily with Christian and, before long, his off-screen behaviour gave him the 'bad boy' reputation that has stuck with him over the years.
Through all this Christian managed to retain a highly successful career with recent performances in the stage play version of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and the highly successful film Churchill: The Hollywood Years.
The films, the flings, the affairs, the media gossip - all are dealt with truthfully in a book as fascinating and candid as it is essential.