"[Punk rock icon] John Lydon remains a captivating and dynamic figure to this day--both as a musician, and, thanks to his outspoken, controversial, and from-the-hip opinions, as a cultural commentator. In [this book, the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. band member once known as Johnny Rotten] looks back on a life full of incident, from his beginnings as a sickly child of immigrant Irish parents growing up in post-war London to his present status as a vibrant, alternative hero"--Amazon.com.… (more)
Lydon's boyhood recovery from spinal meningitis led him to be the sort of man captured by the book's title. Anger is an Energy was how he fought to stay afloat in the recovery ward after the doctors and nurses pushed him to be constantly aggravated. Lydon makes his claim that the Sex Pistols, and not The Ramones, were the first Punk band.