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Musing on Mortality

Advantages: Sharp, incisive and insightful words from a man facing death
Disadvantages: May well offend the type of people who hated him whilst he was alive

What does a writer do when he's dying? He writes - of course I am rather ashamed that I didn’t discover Christopher Hitchens until it was in many respects ‘too late’. I had read reviews of some of his books and I knew he was someone I ‘ought’ to read ...

koshkha 27.12.2012 · Read full review
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A Polemist Remembered

Advantages: Not too morbid - some lighter moments
Disadvantages: The sad loss of Hitchens

Publishing House: Twelve Date: Sept 2012 - - - Blair Hitch Project Memoirs are like buses when it comes to Christopher Hitchens - you get three all at once - 'Hitch 22' - 'Arguably' and 'Mortality'. The book 'Mortality' coming more quickly t ...

1st2thebar 03.01.2013 · Read full review
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Mud, Sweat, Tears, a few jumps out of planes & an Eton education

Advantages: Interesting, funny, endearing
Disadvantages: No massive negatives

Having two little girls and being in general a house filled with pink: barbies, glitter, you name it, anything girly and we have it; every now and then we have to give in to my husband and allow him to do overly boy things so he still feels masculine! Ove ...

carlz2001 12.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Mud Sweat and Tears - Bear Grylls

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Bear Grylls: Mud, Sweat and Tears Review. 4/5

Advantages: Good value for money and a great insight into the life of Bear Grylls.
Disadvantages: The part on the SAS was too long for me.

I was extremely excited to find out Bear Grylls, one of my idols, had written his autobiography. Only to be let down ever so slightly. I found the book to be great, any fans of his will love it. The description and emotion in the book is extraordinary an ...

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The Vaughn Identity!

Advantages: Ok read for cricket fans!!
Disadvantages: Statistics

Most of the time there are only two types of cricket autobiographies in the shops - the boring ones that reel off the player’s stats and triumphs and try not to offend fellow pros by being too opinionated (Monty Panesar), and the ones that let it all hang ...

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Review of Michael Vaughan: Time to Declare - My Autobiography - Michael Vaughan

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