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Honest, raw and so very, very sad

Advantages: It's a good cautionary anti-drugs story
Disadvantages: It's not about The Pretenders

The Introduction I've always loved music and I sometimes like to find a little bit about the people who have made the music that moves me the most. I like reading rock biographies. The Pretenders produced some of my favourite singles when I was grow ...

sharper_fin 22.10.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Reckless - Chrissie Hynde

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Don't You Just Hate The Modern Use Of The Word 'Journey'?!

Advantages: Some nice anecdotes, interesting in parts
Disadvantages: Very much a vanity project, not as interesting as expected

~x~x~x~ Revisiting a teenage crush ~x~x~x~ It's fair to say that quite a bit of my early 1990s was spent dreaming up ways to a) meet Emilio Estevez and b) get him to marry me. If not Emilio his dad would do, his younger brother maybe (and boy, a ...

chrisandmark_is_here 02.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son - Martin Sheen

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Along the Way

Advantages: A great read.
Disadvantages: Would have liked to have seen more pictures.

I have always loved the Sheen/Estevez family and love anything that they are in. I watched a film recently - can't remember what the film was but at the start of the film there were clips of other film releases. One of them was 'The Way' which was writt ...

jules.34 20.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son - Martin Sheen

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The woman who might have put arsenic in Churchill's tea

Advantages: Fascinating biography of a lively, passionate if sometimes tiresome character
Disadvantages: None, if you're interested in the subject

Nancy Astor Nancy, Lady Astor, who was the first woman to take her seat as an elected Member of Parliament at Westminster, is one of those characters about whom it is surely impossible for anyone to write a dull biography. A determined character w ...

JOHNV 22.03.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor - Adrian Fort

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A book as fat and dull as his cigar smoking ego

Advantages: Not many
Disadvantages: Boring and bloated book

Most of the time autobiographies are much better than the biography version as they generally come at a time when the subject in question has done his or her best stuff and using the book to reignite interest and so being controversial to achieve that. A ...

thedevilinme 03.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Total Recall - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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