Win an Autographed Copy of Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge Queen fan. Over the past year, I’ve read numerous biographies about Freddie Mercury and Queen, and with every one, I felt like I got to know a little bit more about this legendary performer. But no other book made me feel like I got to know the real Freddie as did Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words.

Compiled and edited by Greg Brooks, Queen’s official archivist, and Simon Lupton, Queen’s TV and DVD producer and director, the book features quotes and interview transcripts from the man himself.

Reads like an autobiography

Freddie didn’t give a lot of interviews over the course of his career, which makes this collection even more precious. The closest we’ll ever come to an autobiography, the book provides intriguing insights into the man behind the legend. From his humble beginnings as an immigrant to worldwide super stardom, this book not only gives us a close up and personal look at Queen’s journey, but also allows us an intimate glimpse at this often painfully shy and very private man.

Freddie talks about pursuing his dream (“I am not going to be a star. I’m going to be a legend,”) and dealing with wealth and fame. He reflects on getting old, his legacy (“Never make me boring”,) and death.

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It is well known that Freddie was a huge cat lover. He had a total of 10 cats over the course of his life, and by all accounts, they were very much a part of his family.

“I’d love to have a baby, yes. But I’d much rather have another cat.”

I found this passage particularly touching:

“There have only been two individuals who have given back as much love to me as I gave to them: Mary, with whom I had a long affair, and our cat, Jerry.”

He goes on to say: If I go first, I’m going to leave everything to her. Nobody else gets a penny – except the cats. They deserve it.”

Another testament to Freddie’s love for his cats is the dedication on his solo album, Mr. Bad Guy: “This album is dedicated to my cat Jerry – also Tom, Oscar and Tiffany, and all the cat lovers across the universe – screw everybody else!”

In 20 chapters, 194 pages and nearly 73,000 words, you will meet Freddie: inimitable, unpredictable, invariably funny, often poignant, and always entertaining.

Enter to win a autographed copy!

For up to five ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers worldwide, and ends Sunday, October 13. Winners will be chosen by random drawing**.

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Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words is available from Amazon.

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65 Comments on Win an Autographed Copy of Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words

  1. Cassandra D
    October 13, 2019 at 11:36 pm (2 days ago)

    I would say Somebody to Love.

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  2. Michelle Catallo
    October 12, 2019 at 9:20 pm (3 days ago)

    Bohemian Rhapsody ~ evokes a lot of emotions within me; plus great for embarrassing my kids on every single road trip 😉

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  3. Corey Olomon
    October 12, 2019 at 6:16 pm (3 days ago)

    Bohemian Rhapsody, of course

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  4. donna musche
    October 11, 2019 at 7:45 pm (4 days ago)

    My favorite song is We are the Champions. Love cats and Queen.

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  5. Crystal
    October 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm (5 days ago)

    I would love to read this book. I’m a cat lover and have owned ‘fat’ cats and there so much fun to own.
    We are the Champions is my favorite Queen song. I guess it is because my favorite football team has been the champions multiple times and it also applies to everyone because everyone is a champion in one way or the other.
    Hope I win.

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  6. Deb M
    October 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm (6 days ago)

    Bohemian Rhapsody

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  7. Jody A Vernay
    October 9, 2019 at 4:57 pm (6 days ago)

    I love Freddie and Queen. One of my favorite songs is Fat Bottomed Girls, it’s hard to pick just one favorite.

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