Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi To Publish Biography Of The Band

'Ten Thousand Apologies' will be published early next year

Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi has teamed up with writer and tQ contributor Adelle Stripe to produce a new book about the band, called Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family And The Miracle Of Failure.

The book, which will be published early next year, tells, a press release says, "the sordid and thrilling story" of the band, from their formation in 2011 up to now. Publisher White Rabbit will oversee the release of the book.

Speaking about the biography, Saoudi says: "Other than being able to finally indulge my literary pretensions to the utmost, the best thing about co-writing this book is that I’ve been left in almost full control of the narrative; free to paint my ‘comrades’ in whatever light I see fit, all the while gilding my own misdeeds in relatability, human frailty and thwarted compassion. It’s been cleansing, to say the least."

Stripe adds: "It’s an honour to be working with Lias Saoudi and [White Rabbit publisher] Lee Brackstone on this wild road trip of a book. Ten Thousand Apologies tells the stories of the degenerate characters who created the songs and reveals the grubby beginnings of the cast who performed them. I hope this book adds to their myth, which is, as any music fan knows, the only thing that matters."

White Rabbit will publish Ten Thousand Apologies: Fat White Family And The Miracle Of Failure on February 24, 2022.

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