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Faber signs ‘addictive and fascinating’ memoir from Bowie stylist Suzi Ronson

April 13th, 2022 | by Nick
Faber signs ‘addictive and fascinating’ memoir from Bowie stylist Suzi Ronson

Faber has landed Me and Mr Jones, a memoir by Suzi Ronson, David Bowie’s stylist and hairdresser.

Publishing director Alexa von Hirschberg acquired world, all-languages rights, including audio, from Tom Wilcox at Counterculture. The book is scheduled for publication in 2023.

“Suzi Ronson was working in a Beckenham hair salon in the early 1970s when Mrs Jones came in for her weekly shampoo and set,” the synopsis explains. “After being introduced to her son David and his wife Angie, Suzi soon found herself at the Bowies’ bohemian apartment, Haddon Hall and was embroiled in their raucous world. She would create and style David’s iconic Ziggy Stardust haircut, becoming the only woman working on the Spiders from Mars tours where—amid the groupies, costume blunders, parties and run-ins with the likes of Iggy Pop and Lou Reed—she would meet her future husband-to-be, Mick Ronson.

“A lively, addictive and fascinating memoir, Me and Mr Jones sees Suzi Ronson painting a portrait of 1970s Britain and charting the highs and lows of life as one of the only women in the room during one of cultural history’s most thrilling eras.”

Ronson is an author, songwriter and former hairdresser and stylist. At 15, she left school and enrolled in the Evelyn Paget College of Hair and Beauty, going on to become Bowie’s stylist after helping create his Ziggy Stardust hairstyle. She travelled the world with Bowie as his hairdresser, stylist and confidante. Ronson has also worked with Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and John Mellencamp.

“When look back, I find it amazing we are still talking about David Bowie and the haircut I did in the 1970s,” she said. “At the time, I never realised what a huge a star he would become or how truly talented he was. In this book, I chronicle the ups and downs of life on the road, with David and the Spiders from Mars, including Mick Ronson—my future husband. I’m grateful for my unusual life: I looked for adventure and managed to find it.”

Von Hirschberg said: “Suzi paints a vivid portrait of the wild, bohemian world that she inhabited, along with David and Angie Bowie, Mick Ronson and others. It’s a confessional, insightful and funny memoir, told from a rare female perspective for that particularly heady moment in popular music. Her voice completely won me over.”

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