- 13 Jul 17
The new memoir by ex-Cure member Lol Tolhurst is a raucous tale of life in the rock and roll fast lane. It’s also a powerful account of his struggles with alcoholism.
Founding Cure member Lol Tolhurst is Ireland-bound for dates in support of his compelling memoir, Cured. While the book is a fascinating account of his time with the indie-goth legends, it’s primarily a compelling story of his struggles with the demon drink.
“Every single event I’ve done, I’ve had at least one or two people come up and tell me how much the book has helped,” Tolhurst says, speaking from his Los Angeles home. “I got a note from a guy in a rehab facility in Detroit who told me they’d put my book in Recommended Reading for their patients, which is really wonderful to me – that was part of my reason for doing the book.
“My main reason was to explain my life to myself, but halfway through it, it appeared to me that the thing that makes any memoir or autobiography worth reading is that you feel the person and you feel the honesty, right? So that’s what I wanted to convey. So far, the reaction’s been very good and I feel very blessed with that.”