Straight Life: The Story Of Art Pepper

Art Pepper


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Canongate Books
3 November 2022
ISBN: 9781838857950
624 pages

From the publisher

Art Pepper was described as the greatest alto-saxophonist of the post-Charlie Parker generation. Straight Life, originally narrated on tape to his wife Laurie, is an explosive work chronicling his work amidst a life dealing with alcoholism, heroin addiction, armed robberies and imprisonment.

The result is an autobiography like no other, a masterpiece of the spoken word, shaped into a genuine work of literature.