Adam spent his childhood in pursuit of autographs, from Sinatra to Gaddafi. It was a world away from his chaotic family home in Pinner and his Holocaust-obsessed father. As Adam turned from collector to dealer – inspiring Zadie Smith’s novel The Autograph Man – he discovered that with life, as in autographs, not everything is as it seems, as he discovered fraudulence in his own family. Two Hitlers and a Marilyn is a funny and moving account of learning that idols are mortals.
Interviewed by the Daily Mail’s Mark Palmer.