Lonely Boy Press

“The bluntness and unapologetic crudity with which he tells his story are tremendously appealing. And, of course, he has a heck of a story to tell.”

New York Times Book Review


“In Lonely Boy, Jones chronicles his personal demons—including addiction, recovery, and relationships—as well as the struggles with those involved with the Sex Pistols. It’s honest and vulnerable.”

Los Angeles Times


“Fantastic…Jones confesses to the kind of sordid, outlaw upbringing that would make even Keith Richards blush…Lonely Boy is unique amongst rock star memoirs: Jones is the real deal, and he isn't afraid to put it all—the good, the bad, and the truly ugly—out there for all to see.”



“Jones’s autobiography is anything but quaint…His book’s title speaks volumes, although these stories are told without sadness…Through the fame years, Lonely Boy is often eye-wateringly funny…He’s ‘a semi-retired sexual deviant who doesn’t really act out so much any more,’ which is sensible. His book’s a delight.”—The Guardian

“A brutally frank ­autobiography.”—The Mirror


“The Sex Pistols guitarist details his life—an impoverished Sixties childhood, sexual abuse and dalliances with crime—in a way that is both moving and candid.”

The Telegraph, “The Top 50 Books of the Year”