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Jimmy who?

Advantages: A look inside the head of a personal hero
Disadvantages: It's just a bit dull

Who Hell He? First things first because if you're not American then I know you'll be asking, "Who's Jimmy Buffett?" The simple answer is - he's an American National Treasure. It's difficult for us here in Britain to understand just how famous this ...

sharper_fin 24.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of A Pirate Looks at Fifty - Jimmy Buffett

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On Top of The World

Advantages: Interesting, compelling book
Disadvantages: Not a book for everyone, Sad read

...am the first to admit that some of my interests are slightly on the macabre side and with the recent anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in my mind, I decided to buy this book from Amazon. The events of that day and those that experienced it first hand is ...

euphie 15.12.2014 · Read full review
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Review of On Top of The World - Tom Barbash

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Wonderful Every Day?

Advantages: You get to learn a lot more about Pattie and her marriages to George and Eric
Disadvantages: There were some really uncomfortable moments in the book that felt exploitative

It has long been debated in my house as to which Beatle wife or girlfriend was the most attractive in her heyday. It might sound like a pretty shallow conversation and it results in the same comments; my Mum and Dad think either Paul McCartney’s first med ...

MizzMolko 16.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Wonderful Today - Pattie Boyd

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Two guitarists and one woman

Advantages: Very interesting portrait of the Beatles, Harrison and Clapton
Disadvantages: If you're interested in the subject, none to speak of

Pattie Boyd will always be remembered for one unique, extraordinary claim to fame. She became the wife of arguably the two most famous and revered rock guitarists of the era, George Harrison and Eric Clapton, and thus inspired three of the age’s seminal ...

JOHNV 02.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Wonderful Today - Pattie Boyd

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What's in a name?

Advantages: It's written by Bill Bryson
Disadvantages: It doesn't tell you much

Shakespeare eh? Bloody hell. What can be said of William Shakespeare that hasn't already been said? The greatest Englishmen who ever lived? Possibly. The greatest writer we've ever produced? Probably. The most important and most influential wordsmith ...

brereton66 22.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Shakespeare - Bill Bryson

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