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A Final Word on Blake Bailey
You can’t keep a bad man down. That’s what sprang to mind when I read on Twitter yesterday that Blake Bailey’s infamous biography of Philip Roth, unpublished by Norton, had been picked up by Skyhorse Publishing and will be rushed … Continue reading
Posted in creativity and its discontents, News, Personal, Writing Tagged academics, alcoholism, biography, bisexuality, Blake Bailey, decline and fall, double lives, Eve Crawford Peyton, fathers, Lusher, Philip Roth, publishing, Rape, Scandal, Skyhorse Publishing, sons, The Splendid Things We Planned, Valentina Rice, W.W. Norton Leave a comment
End of Year Reading
As the new year approaches, I’m burying myself in a good biography, something I love to do. This one is Douglas Botting’s bio of Gerald Durrell, which is available on Kindle US for the bewilderingly cheap price of $1.99 (it’s … Continue reading
Posted in creativity and its discontents, News, Reviews, Writing Tagged A Knight's Tale: Kenilworth, alcoholism, biography, Botting, depression, Gerald Durrell, happiness, Kindle, New Year, preorder, success Leave a comment
Review: Paul McCartney, The Life by Philip Norman
Paul McCartney, The Life. Philip Norman. Kindle Edition, 2016, $15.99 I loved Philip Norman’s revealing biography of John Lennon. This hefty volume doesn’t quite match up, but that may not be Norman’s fault. McCartney has lived 36 years longer than … Continue reading
Posted in Reviews Tagged babycham night, biography, control, George Harrison, Heather Mills, Jane Asher, John Lennon, loss, paul mccartney, philip norman, review, the beatles Leave a comment