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The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise


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A ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 LONGLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE 2017 The unmissable memoir from the Fall guitarist and fashion expert.

About the Author

Brix Smith Start is a songwriter and guitarist best known for her work with The Fall and The Adult Net. In recent years she has worked as a tv presenter and in fashion as the owner of a string of boutiques with her husband, Philip Start.


"Fascinating, heartbreaking, upsetting and completely one that you can't put down." Popdose

"This absorbing book tells a universal story of a woman redefining -herself and healing emotionally." -- Library Journal

"The book isn't just for Fall also documents Brix's stranger-than-fiction path." -- KQED, San Francisco

"Smith-Start's hard-won account of the best and worst [indie] has to offer." - GQ UK

"A brilliant and strikingly honest memoir." - The Telelgraph

"She's one of those people who knows everyone and tells you everything - which makes for a vibrant, entertaining read, even when peppered with darker moments." - Glamour UK

"A rock 'n' roll must-read." - NME

"Brix Smith-Start's new memoir charts a remarkable journey [...] While her incredible story of career and life highs and lows beggars belief, it's also universal - this is a woman who's lived a full life, grown from her mistakes and learned to trust her gut. That's a lesson all of us can learn from." - Red

..".disarmingly engaging, open and funny" -- The Australian

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