IGGY POP: OPEN UP AND BLEED Paul Trynka
From page 51 of Classic Rock Magazine July 2008
Exa, .iona I biography.
The remarkable rise and fall and resurrection of lggy Pop is a story that has been told well before, but Trynka's book, now in paperback, goes a giant step further by quoting an unprecedented number of people on the one-time preppy schoolboy who stunned the world with his rampant depravity, self-mutilation and life-changing rock'n'roll. Trykna, who also spoke to the man himself, shines new light on the duelling personalities of Pop and his alter ego, Jim Osterberg, on lggy's complex relationship with David Bowie, his callousness towards friends and enemies alike, and his spiral into the depths of drug addiction, degradation and mental breakdown. Hugely enlightening, this has to be the last word on lggy Pop.