Freddie Mercury: An Intimate Memoir by the Man Who Knew Him Best

Freddie Mercury: An Intimate Memoir by the Man Who Knew Him Best

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by Pete Freestone
     
 
The intimate memoir by Freddie Mercury's Personal Assistant. Peter Freestone lived with him, in Europe and America, for over a decade. From the West 50s apartment in New York to the Kensington Mews house where Mercury died - not to mention the innumerable international hotel rooms and apartments in between - Freestone was always on hand to serve and protect the man he

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The intimate memoir by Freddie Mercury's Personal Assistant. Peter Freestone lived with him, in Europe and America, for over a decade. From the West 50s apartment in New York to the Kensington Mews house where Mercury died - not to mention the innumerable international hotel rooms and apartments in between - Freestone was always on hand to serve and protect the man he had first met in a department store in 1973.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857121271
Publisher:
Music Sales Corporation
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
294,872
File size:
7 MB

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Freddie Mercury: An intimate memoir by the man who knew him best 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DEANNE TAMMARO More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Peter Freestone's read of the personal life & quirky "picodillos" of the great Freddie Mercury (as I am a rabid fan of not only his works of rock genius written & performed with Queen, but also his solo work prior to his untimely death. However, even I am not of the "highly obsessed Fred-o-Phile" who may require such detailed accounts as...the color & texture of his bath tiles...or his constant need to buy tiny lacqered art boxes...and so on (etc). However, remembering the fact that this memoir is penned by his PA (aka maid, chef, nurse) and you can make it thru the fussy, somewhat incoherant details, there is a real story here...of 2 men who truly couldn't have "made it" in their respective & completelely opposite careers without one another! While Freestone was Not one of Freddie's varied & numerous "lovers," by the end of the book, you have a a genuine feeling of true respect & familial comradery between these two men, each reliant on the other for very diverse & personal reasons. (I cried) (-;
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I had a copy when I was younger but lost it. It made me cry. Offered great details and insight into Freddie's real personal life. I thought it was beautiful.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a good read, but a little too heavy on subjects such as his interior design. Having been written by a British author, the wording was a little hard to understand from an American point of view. There was not much background on Freddie, having been written from a certain point on his life. I would have liked a little more background. Very touching regarding the end of his life and what he went through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My opinion to anyone who wants to know what the book is about... This book is from a greatful employee/friend who stayed with his boss/friend to the painful end. A personal account of how he sees life with Freddie, the way it appeared to him. As for a book perse', it is not as organized as one might expect. As a matter of fact it may appear as 'rambling' on and often repeats what was stated already in a previous paragraph or chapter. He digresses in his story ALOT. Nonetheless, his dedication and some frustration of being Freddies PA are apparent and give insight to what it might mean being a personal assistant to an Entertainer. As so aptly put in the book, "Mr Mercury has left the building", lets let him have his peace!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those interested in Freddie Mercury the man, this is the book for you. What better person to provide that insight than one his most trusted friend's and personal assistant. I was quiet moved by his personal assessments and insight of Freddie, and the paradox he was in so many ways. Despite the fame, very close friends, and trappings of his life he struck me as someone that was very
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this to learn more about the man. What you get is every detail about the decor in his home. Not really impressed with this book.
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