Bodies: Life and Death in Music, by Ian Winwood (Faber 2022)

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A powerful examination of what life in popular music does to the artists involved. Ian Winwood is a music journalist, and has first hand and personal experience of excess, drugs, alcohol and the impact on musicians mental health. It's a very honest and personal book as well, as Winwood describes his own agonising experiences with drugs and alcohol. It's a relentlessly grim chronicle, and according to the author, it's not getting any better.