Will Young ‘Funny Peculiar’ The Autobiography

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For the first time and in his own words, Will Young, the first winner of Pop Idol, lifts the lid on life in the glare of the media spotlight.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 11: Will Young attends a book signing session for his book ‘Funny Peculiar’ at Selfridges on October 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

From his valiant struggles against depression and his dramatic experiences in Pop Idol, to the crazy reality of being famous and surviving his school days, Will documents both the highs and lows of his life. Moving, witty and scrupulously honest, Funny Peculiar is a refreshingly different and fascinating autobiography written by a true original.

Not only is Will a successful musical artist and actor, but in Funny Peculiar, he also reveals himself to be a talented and astute writer, weaving his own life story together with style and wit. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to attend a fashion show (and find yourself accidentally waving at Anna Wintour); how it feels to sing in front of thousands while fighting a catastrophic bout of low self-esteem; or be subjected to the terror that is a This Morning ‘makeover’, then Funny Peculiar is the book for you.

Will Young is one of the UK’s most popular and successful music artists. He holds the record for the fastest selling debut single in British chart history and has sold over 9 million albums. Last year Will celebrated ten years in the music industry with an hour-long ITV special and released his fifth album, Echoes, which shot to number one. He accompanied the platinum selling album with a sell-out tour of the UK including a concert at the legendary London Palladium.

With countless Brit and Ivor Novello nominations and awards to his name, Will has also established himself as an accomplished actor, having starred in Mrs Henderson Presents with Dame Judi Dench; and in Noël Coward’s The Vortex at the Royal Exchange Theatre. More recently, Will was a co-producer on Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus. The publication of Funny Peculiar coincides with Will’s musical theatre debut at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End as he takes on the role of the enigmatic Emcee in Rufus Norris’ production of Cabaret. The production opens at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End on October 3rd.


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