Meet the Author: Nile Rodgers
17 November 2011 Last updated at 18:25 GMT
Nile Rodgers is said to be one of the world's most successful record producers but he has fought a long battle against alcohol and drug addiction.
He documents his struggle, his music career and troubled childhood in his new autobiography, Le Freak.
In this week's Meet the Author, Nick Higham went to meet the man who has been responsible for some of the greatest hits of the disco decade.
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