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Postby ice on fire » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:45 pm

Has anyone read a good autobiography or biography recently? I have recently read Mustaine by Dave Mustaine recently, did not enjoy it all that much to be honest. What ones have you read that you have enjoyed?
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby Dittany » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:38 pm

As I replied in the other thread, the Davies brothers' books--KInk (by Dave) and X-Ray (by Ray)--are highly informative and enjoyable (if sometimes infuriating) reads. If it's royalty you like reading about, then try Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser or Murder of a Medici Princess by Caroline P. Murphy; they're intelligent without being dull and are packed full of pictures.
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby ice on fire » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:25 am

Sounds very intresting, will be keeping an eye out for those.
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby docterzaius » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:26 am

I haven't read one in a while. But I did enjoy "Gene wilder's: Kiss me Like a stranger" quite a bit. Also lives of john lennon had alot of interesting stories in it.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby Dittany » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:16 pm

docterzaius wrote:I haven't read one in a while. But I did enjoy "Gene wilder's: Kiss me Like a stranger" quite a bit. Also lives of john lennon had alot of interesting stories in it.

It's just too bad "Lives of John Lennon" was purposely edited to make John look like a heartless bastard.
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby ice on fire » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:09 am

Has anyone read Steven Alder's and Slash's (ex GNR)autobiographys yet? I am tempted to buy them, but would like to know if its a good read.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby Administrator » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:54 pm

ice on fire wrote:Has anyone read Steven Alder's and Slash's (ex GNR)autobiographys yet? I am tempted to buy them, but would like to know if its a good read.


Not read Alder's, but it has some quite luke warm reviews. The Slash one is great fun, but somewhere along the line I kept thinking if he was as strung out as he claimed, how come he remembered all this stuff, there seemed to be no real gaps it in - if you remove that thought, is really good fun.

David Lee Roth's Crazy From The Heat is quite good and I dont even like Van Halen. Motley Crue's The DIrt is really good.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby Dusty » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:00 pm

Two non-showbiz biographies I enjoyed were Douglas Bader's autobiography Reach For The Sky, and Lawrence Sutin's book Do What Thou Wilt, the biography of infamous occultist Aleister Crowley. Both people had absolutely fascinating lives.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby ice on fire » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:08 pm

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ice on fire wrote:Has anyone read Steven Alder's and Slash's (ex GNR)autobiographys yet? I am tempted to buy them, but would like to know if its a good read.


Not read Alder's, but it has some quite luke warm reviews. The Slash one is great fun, but somewhere along the line I kept thinking if he was as strung out as he claimed, how come he remembered all this stuff, there seemed to be no real gaps it in - if you remove that thought, is really good fun.

David Lee Roth's Crazy From The Heat is quite good and I dont even like Van Halen. Motley Crue's The DIrt is really good.

Thanks for your thoughts, going to keep those last 2 in mind too :thumbsup: .
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby ice on fire » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:13 pm

Greywoolfe wrote:Two non-showbiz biographies I enjoyed were Douglas Bader's autobiography Reach For The Sky, and Lawrence Sutin's book Do What Thou Wilt, the biography of infamous occultist Aleister Crowley. Both people had absolutely fascinating lives.

Those also sound like a good read too, I must see if those are at the local libary.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby ice on fire » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:42 pm

Tony Blair A Journey is open to debate for many reasons. I now have my own copy. I am looking forward to reading it.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby ice on fire » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:53 pm

Next on my list is to read Dreams Of My Father~Barack Obama.
 
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Postby Lino » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:45 am

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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby ice on fire » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:44 am

Come on fellow posters prove that reading a book is not lost ;) . I am reading Baby I Don't Care by Lee Server a bio about RObert Mitchum.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby ice on fire » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:55 pm

Just completed Tattoos & Tequila by Vince Neil. Didn't enjoy it...IMO it was very disjointed. I am going to start on Little Girl Lost by Drew Barrymore soon. Come on peeps please post what you are reading...its intresting too see your choices :).
 
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