Anna’s Book Afternoon

Freddie Mercury  –  His Life In His Own Words   –   Is the closest thing there is to an autobiography by Queen’s flamboyant and much loved lead singer.

Spurred on by an almost uncontrollable ambition, Freddie drove Queen to the heights of rock stardom and along the way became one of the most quotable rock stars of all time.


“I enjoy being a bitch.  I enjoy being surrounded by bitches.  Boredom is the biggest disease in the world darling.”

“There are times when I wake up and think “My God I wish I wasn’t Freddie Mercury today.”

“I love the fact that I make people happy, in any form.  Even if it’s just half an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make then feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile.”

“My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews.  Please understand this policy will continue.”     This was Freddie’s last public statement, on the eve of his death, November 23, 1991.


“This book is about my boy, Farrokh Bulsara.  Of course, he became better known to the world as Freddie Mercury.  But through everything he never stopped being a loving and affectionate Son and family member.

I miss him hugely, but thanks to his music he is never far away from me.  The talent and intelligence of this unique man – and much loved Son – will ensure his memory lives on for generations to come.  So I do hope you enjoy reading his own words, for they illuminate the wonderful man he was.”    Jer Bulsara

“I had this perfect dream  I’m not going to be a star, I’m going to be a legend!  I want to be the Rudolph Nureyev of rock and roll!”   –  So started the first chapter in the story of this great man Freddie Mercury.

There have been many books written about the wonderful Freddie Mercury and there will continue to be so, but to really know what what Freddie Mercury was all about is to listen to him, to listen to that incredible voice.  To remember how he was the ultimate Showman, how you could see him becoming tired and wondering how long more he could keep performing on stage at the pace he was going.  But fate was to play its hand and we all know what happened to Freddie, but even though he is no longer there to go and see we can listen to him  whenever we want


The Unique Freddie.


A book packed with pictures, a book well worth the read, if you get the chance do purchase a copy.  I have the paperback version which when purchased some years ago now cost me £14.95, but is probably a lot more reasonable now.


Freddie Mercury  His Life In His Own Words  –  well worth the read, I do recommend it.













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