My Secret Diary – From Swaziland to Neverland by Bubbles

by |October 11, 2010

I was walking through the warehouse minding my own business when this book leapt off the shelves and into my arms. What can a man like me say about a book like this?

Hmmm… All I can say is – what the…?

From the publisher: Behind his seemingly-perfect life of glamorous friends, gold-plated tyre swings, and personal chefs, there is a dark history of medical experiments, addiction and loss.

But Bubbles has fought against his personal and professional problems and, with his help of man-pet Michael Jackson, he has grown to become bigger than King Kong (figuratively speaking).

In this collection of very personal and honest entries from his diary, Bubbles gives us the whole story: from his awful childhood in a brutal research clinic and his eventual, daring escape; how he adopted a struggling young singer and revitalised his career by eating one of his gloves; his life in Neverland, where a $2,000-a-day banana addiction saw him balloon to a dangerous 13-stone; the dark depression that led to a suicide attempt; his numerous conquests of some of the world’s most glamorous lady-monkeys (including that infamous PG Tips orgy); how a vicious rivalry with Cheetah almost ruined him professionally; and how, in a breathtaking career change, he has become one of the most innovative abstract painters the animal world has ever seen.

Fully updated, including how he has dealt with the recent death of his close friend Michael, this is a story that will challenge, inspire and amaze.

Retail Price $21.99
Booktopia Price $9.95

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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