Simon Napier-Bell, manager extraordinaire and world-class raconteur, brings readers along on a Far Eastern pop adventure as he tries to take Wham! behind the bamboo curtain.
Wham! were among the world's biggest pop music sensations of the 80s. Simon Napier-Bell began managing the British group in 1983 and, over the next three years, turned them into superstars. This was due in no small part to his ability to get them to perform in China -- the first-ever Western pop band to do so. I'm Coming to Take You to Lunch is the never-before-told story that recounts Bell's dealings with an extraordinary cast of characters. From heads of state to seedy CIA operatives, I'm Coming to Take You to Lunch is a behind-the-scenes look at the management of a major international pop-act and the diplomatic machinations involved in breaking the walls around Communist China.