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Cured

Cured

The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys

A deeply moving and engaging memoir by Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst, cofounder of The Cure

As two of the first punks in a provincial English town, Lol Tolhurst and Robert Smith didn’t have it easy. Outsiders from the start, theirs was a friendship based initially on proximity and a shared love of music. They began playing together in pubs and soon developed their own unique style and approach to songwriting, resulting in timeless songs that sparked a deep sense of identification and empathy in listeners and spawning a new subculture dubbed “Goth” by the press. But there was also a dark side to The Cure’s intense and bewildering success. Tolhurst was nursing a growing alcoholism that would destroy his place in The Cure and nearly end his life.

Intensely lyrical and evocative, gripping and unforgettable, this is the definitive story of a singular band whose legacy endures many decades hence, told from the point of view of a participant and eyewitness who was there when it happened–and even before it all began.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts

On Sale: October 31st 2017

Price: $16.99 / $22.49 (CDN)

Page Count: 320

ISBN-13: 9780306825811

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"A remarkably moving redemption narrative"--Pitchfork
"Fascinating"--Billboard
"[Cured] is a tale about friendship, chaos, and redemption in the face of fame."--ABC News
"[Tolhurst] is...an unsparing narrator."--Salon.com
"Compulsively readable... A fascinating chronicle not only of one man's disintegration and renewal, not only of two boys' unique friendship, but also of an incredibly important era in music."--Yahoo! Music