The lovely and talented Jo Whiley has produced - hold my quivering heart - an AUTOBIOGRAPHY in hardback!!!! It is called "My World in Motion" and is about this inspiring "mother, sister, DJ, wife and music-industry insider who throughout her career - and in an age of fleeting celebrity - has earned the respect of her peers and fans". Doesn't it gladden your heart? Isn't it simply inspirational to see someone being paid nearly £0.25 million a year from our licence fees topping up those meagre earnings with a hefty advance from Virgin Publishing?
I've discovered the wonderful liberating democracy that Web 2.0 has bestowed on publishing, letting ordinary folk have their say on the Amazon review system on the same level as each other and as the fly-leaf author. Here's one I found at random telling a wonderful tale of hope and redemption brought about by Jo's extraordinary book.
It comes from Mr Jeff Haddock of Frying-Pan-On-Sea and reads as follows:
"I picked up this book whilst being treated in hospital for severe brain cancer. I had literally weeks to live, so everytime I put the book down after a night's reading I had no idea if i would be alive in the morning to start the next glorious chapter. I managed to get through the entire book and was completely moved at how beautiful it was. Every night I cried tears of what I now believe to be cancer. Night after night my eyes flushed out the toxins from my brain and with every page turned, my longevity increased a little bit more. By the end of it all I was given the all clear, and had also grown three inches. Thank you Jo, your life has given me life. I would recommend this book to everyone and anyone, especially those with terminal cancers."
I defy you not to be moved.