Listen free for 30 days

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
I Don't Take Requests cover art

I Don't Take Requests

By: Tony Marnoch,Michael Hennegan
Narrated by: Tony Marnoch
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £12.99

Buy Now for £12.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

Mr Pikes cover art
Ten cover art
Ready Steady Go cover art
Oh Yes, Oh Yes! cover art
The Mess We're In cover art
Soft Lad cover art
Glorious Rock Bottom cover art
King of Clubs cover art
This Is Not About You cover art
Paused in Cosmic Reflection cover art
My Account cover art
Happy Endings cover art
Professional Idiot cover art
The Streets of Baltimore cover art
How to Be a Rock Star cover art
Gary Firby cover art

Summary

The outrageously candid memoir from club culture's most beloved—and notorious—DJ, Fat Tony.

As one of club culture's most notorious—and best loved—figures, Tony is a complete force of nature. 

Here he tells the most extraordinary stories of depravity and hedonism, of week-long benders and extreme self-destruction—and of recovery, redemption, friendship and the joy of a good tune.

DJ Fat Tony has been described as 'the closest thing that club culture has to a national treasure' and the 'unlikely cult hero of quarantine'. Few people have crammed so many lives into one: when your first line of cocaine is aged 16 with Freddie Mercury, where do you go from there?

I Don't Take Requests is Fat Tony's breathtakingly candid and outrageous memoir of a life of extremes. From his childhood on an estate in Battersea where he honed his petty criminality, was abused by an older man and made friends with Boy George, to his teenage years spent parading the Kings Road in his latest (stolen) clobber, working as a receptionist for a prostitute, hanging out with Leigh Bowery and Sue Tilley and creating his drag persona, to his life as DJ to the stars and his spiral into serious drug addiction. 

Now, he is 14 years sober and, alongside working to help others overcome addiction, DJing for everyone from Elton John to Louis Vuitton and the Beckhams—and running one of lockdown's most popular Instagram accounts with its wickedly funny memes. 

It is all here in horrifying, glorious, heart-breaking detail.

©2022 Tony Marnoch and Michael Hannegan (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

"This is a story that should never have been told." (Kate Moss)

"There is nobody in London, let alone the world who has lived a more extraordinary life... his journey from villain to real life hero is one of the most beautiful examples of humanity I have ever witnessed. I wouldn't be without this c--t." (Kelly Osbourne)

"Anyone can get a party started, but no one keeps it going like Fat Tony, the energy never dips and what a life he's lived." (Elton John and David Furnish)

What listeners say about I Don't Take Requests

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,111
  • 4 Stars
    84
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    6
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    992
  • 4 Stars
    79
  • 3 Stars
    25
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    9
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,002
  • 4 Stars
    75
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    5

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This was the book I was meant to listen to now

There are so many take away a points from this book that I really wasn’t expecting. I thought DJ Fat Tony’s book would be entertaining but possibly one of those celeb books I wouldn’t really give much thought to.

It’s honest, it’s raw and it’s opened up my eyes to a lot of unresolved trauma that I have been carrying that I possibly wouldn’t have recognised before now but please do not think it’s a self help book, it’s witty and it’s real - I’m going to recommend this to some friends who I know will also take away something more from this.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Tenacious Tony

We’ve heard all about troublesome Tony, but the beauty of this book is hearing about the hard work he’s put into himself and others. I suspect this will prove inspiring for many…nice work!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely unbelievable!!

There are not enough superlatives available to describe to how incredibly amazing this book is. Everybody should listen to this, the best audible book I've ever listened too and touched me in so many ways. Thank you Fat Tony!!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fat Tony’s Memoirs are Mesmerising!

Loved this book it takes you on an emotional rollercoaster journey through Fat Tony’s life. I laughed and cried all at the same time! His tales of London nightlife back in the day and battling his addictions are addictive to listen to and keep you wanting more. A must read/listen especially for any other Generation X’ers out there like me! 👌

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant

Absolutely loved this book. Completely and utterly honest. Funny and savage and sometimes a little sad. So glad Tony read it himself and didn’t get an actor. I might listen to it all over again!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Very heartfelt story

This is a highly enjoyable audiobook, I met Tony numerous times in the early 90’s when I worked at Sony. He always seemed. Aloof but not rude. I had no idea what was going on in his life. Well worth a listen 😀

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fat Tony - A story you need to hear!

Amazing. Cried. Laughed.

Above all, hugely inspiring.

My heart goes out to all 12 steppers #odaat

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Gritty, honest, heartbreaking & uplifting

I knew about Tony and often seen him around town due to a mis-spent youth on the clubbing scene. I usually hid to not suffer his wrath, man he could be vicious if you were in the firing line, but hella honest and super funny. It was a bit of a trip down memory lane with the much loved clubs now gone. I knew drugs were around at the time, pretty much everyone did them but I never knew how much of a grip they’d taken hold nor the reasons behind it. Truly heartbreaking and uplifting and I’m proud he’s clean and outlived many. Well done Tony x

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant!

What a fantastic book from start to finish. Honest and heartfelt, highly recommend! Inspiring and meaningful.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliantly funny and honest

Absolutely brilliant, listened in two sittings as could not stop. I love how Tony tells his own story and it's funny but brutally honest. I wish it was longer!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful