A Sharp Left Turn: Notes on a life in music, from Split Enz to Play to Strange

A Sharp Left Turn: Notes on a life in music, from Split Enz to Play to Strange

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A rollercoaster yarn about Mike Chunn's years in the ground-breaking band Split Enz, but also the powerful story of how he dealt with a crippling mental health issue and went on to become one of our most influential music identities. 'The NZ rock bio that everyone is going to want this Christmas.' Jenna Todd, Time Out 'How enthusiasm, passion and self-belief can achieve remarkable results.' Alex Behan, Stuff 'You're a very good writer, Mike.' John Campbell, TV One This is a gripping read that works on several levels. It's the sliding-door story of someone who might have become a world-famous pop star had he not suffered from a severe phobic disorder. It's the story of an assortment of young musicians trying to find their feet as bands in the late 70s and early 80s, and the associated euphoria and craziness of that life. It's Mike's personal story of struggling with agoraphobia and eventually finding a way through. Told in Mike's own words, this is also a loving evocation of a 50s and 60s New Zealand childhood, and a beautifully written memoir that will resonate with anyone who loves a well-told story.