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An Honest, Brutally-Frank Autobiography

Advantages: Makes for a consistently excellent read.
Disadvantages: Some of the photos are a little blurry.

...Like countless others, I'd been highly anticipating the release of Mr Shail's autobiography for some time (on a personal note, I have Gary Shail to thank for putting me in touch with his publisher, which culminated in the release of my book 'Diana Ross: R ...

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Review of I Think I'm on the Guest List - Gary Shail

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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 ...

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What happened next to The Boy From Nowhere

Advantages: Good objective read covering his career through the highs and lows
Disadvantages: One particular error mentioned; no discography

Few singers have sustained a career over half a century and appealed to succeeding generations in the way that the former Thomas John Woodward of Treforest, South Wales, has managed to do. Almost written off during a lean period or two, he proved himself ...

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Review of Tom Jones: The Life - Sean Smith

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I think this was planned..

Advantages: Beautifully written, funny, honest, entertaining, a great 'rags to riches' story.
Disadvantages: If your not a fan, you probably won't really appreciate it.

‘Skinner has written his own life story – and it’s a minor masterpiece…although his stand-up revelations are far more fun than anything in the tabloids, it’s the poignant portrait of his working-class youth that makes it a classic of its kind’ William Coo ...

the_40_red_pirates_called_Roger 19.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Frank Skinner Autobiography - Frank Skinner

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