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Pieper, Liam2024
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Oli Darling is a queer artist from the country - it says so right at the top of every press release. His art has brought him fame, money, fashionable substance-abuse issues and only a little imposter syndrome. But then he goes on live TV and says the one thing that can get a rich white guy cancelled. With his reputation in tatters, nobody is buying Oli's schtick or his art. That's a problem for all the people who've invested millions in him. Powerful, dangerous people. To save his own skin, Oli will need to restore his public image. Together with a ghostwriter, he must do the most undignified thing imaginable: he will have to write a memoir. So begins a journey through the underbelly of modern celebrity that sees Oli confront the consequences of his own ruthless mythmaking - lies he's told others, lies he's told himself. Perhaps he was right to feel like an imposter al along. And maybe the only way out is to take a good hand look at himself.
Main title:
Appreciation / Liam Pieper.
Pieper, Liam, author
[Camberwell, VIC] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2024.
357 pages ; 24 cm.
9781760890193 (paperback)
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