In the Pleasure Groove by John Taylor
Love, Death, and Duran Duran

85%

6 Critic Reviews

The real pleasure of the memoir, though, is Taylor’s voice — a disarming blend of candor, warmth and self-­deprecating humor.
-NY Times

Synopsis

With a new introduction by Nick Rhodes

The talent. The charisma. The videos. From their 1981 hit "Planet Earth" to their latest number-one album, All You Need Is Now, John Taylor and Duran Duran have enchanted audiences around the world. It's been a wild ride, and—for John in particular—dangerous. John recounts the story of the band's formation, their massive success, and his journey to the brink of self-destruction. Told with humor, honesty—and packed with exclusive pictures—In the Pleasure Groove is an irresistible rock-and-roll portrait of a band whose popularity has never been stronger.
 
 

About John Taylor

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JOHN TAYLOR is the bassist and cofounder with Nick Rhodes of the British rock band Duran Duran, with a career spanning three decades. In 1999 John married Gela Nash, cofounder of Juicy Couture.
 
Published October 16, 2012 by Plume. 401 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for In the Pleasure Groove
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Aug 06 2012

The book is a familiar tale of rock ’n’ roll, sin and redemption, but Taylor’s capable voice make this a more nuanced and intriguing memoir than might be expected.

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NY Times

Good
Reviewed by Caroline Weber on Dec 07 2012

The real pleasure of the memoir, though, is Taylor’s voice — a disarming blend of candor, warmth and self-­deprecating humor.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Marina on Nov 07 2012

Thank you again, John, for this truthful and yet still understated book. I recommend it and eagerly await your next musical contribution to the world.

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Karen Duran on Sep 14 2012

As for Taylor, the reader comes away with the sense that he is in the best place he's ever been. Instead of the trivial tiny seductions, it's all about the music now.

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Good
Reviewed by Anthony Reynolds on Sep 16 2012

... it is an easy and engaging read written with style, insight and, above all, charm.

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Tampa Bay Times

Good
Reviewed by Lisa Barefoot on Nov 01 2012

...whether a fan of Duran Duran or not, I would easily recommend reading In The Pleasure Groove for a nice trip down memory lane and a great story of beating addiction and coming out better on the other side.

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