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Best finest surgeon, come cut me open.

Advantages: Lots of information from many sources
Disadvantages: May seem confusing/pedantic

Some time during the night of 4 August 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose of barbiturates. It seems strange that the very first sentence of "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe" should be the precise details of her death. After finishing this bo ...

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Review of The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe - Sarah Churchwell

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If you could no longer hear the music you love

Advantages: Very compelling account of the impact of deafness, written from experience
Disadvantages: Some slightly irrelevant teenage reminiscences might have been edited a little

The author Nick Coleman, born in 1960, is a journalist who has written mostly about music, but also on sport and travel, for ‘NME’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Daily Telegraph’ and other titles, and has also been on the editorial staff of ‘Time ...

JOHNV 03.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss - Nick Coleman

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The Long Goodbye

Advantages: Funny, absorbing
Disadvantages: Bit grim at the end

The last volume of the Alan Clark diaries charts the final decade in the life of the colourful and 'maverick' politician. Although he never achieved his political ambitions he was suprised to find that his published diaries drew much acclaim. Today Alan C ...

Jake_Speed 26.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Last Diaries - Alan Clark

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Caine but not Able?

Advantages: Fun retred
Disadvantages: Retred

...Michael Caine has passed from movie star to leading man to bit part, openly admitting he has written his second autobiography 18 years after his first because of that fact, a les than subtle exercise in reminded his fans about the true great he once was, ...

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Review of The Elephant To Hollywood - Michael Caine

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Entertaining Read

Advantages: written as you're used to Michael Caine speaking
Disadvantages: repeats a lot of earlier biography

I'm not a huge fan of autobiographies, however, I do like Michael Caine. I'm not old enough to remember much of his early work but with his distinctive voice you can tell that he wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, with this in mind I was intrig ...

Fleetwoodgirl 27.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Elephant To Hollywood - Michael Caine

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