400-page paperback / Faber / ISBN: 9780571325061
Waiting for the Adult Net revival.
The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise is the extraordinary story, in her own words, of Brix Smith Start. Although, best known for her work in The Fall, Brix's story is much more than rock 'n' roll highs and lows. Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the '60s in a dilapidated pink mansion, her life has taken her from luxury to destitution, from the cover of the NME to waitressing in California, via the industrial wasteland of Manchester in the 1980s.
What emerges is a story of constant reinvention, jubilant highs and depressive ebbs; a singular journey of a teenage American girl from riches to rags and back again. Bizarre, extreme, and utterly readable!