Sunday 23 July 2017

Book reveals a Gerry that the public didn't know

While dealing with the death and struggles of the famous DJ, Verwoerd's memoir has a broader story to tell, writes Liam Collins

After all that has been written about him, it is the sheer desperation of Gerry Ryan's last days and weeks that leaps from the pages of the riveting memoir by his partner of two years, Melanie Verwoerd.

On the surface, he was a 'shock jock', one of RTE's most highly paid presenters, a big man with a cigar and a glass of wine who hobnobbed with U2 and the rock and showbusiness glitterati of his generation.

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