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mndean wrote:Well, I had to ask. I don't take the genre lightly anymore. I've been through enough bios where the biographer attempted to milk sympathy out of me for a character who didn't deserve it (usually after said person has aged and/or lost power) that I'm no longer too patient with any book which does so. Facts are alright, I just prefer mine drier than most people. As soon as they start getting wet with fond remembrances and suppositions, I'm not so eager to read.
Not a problem with either biographer. After reading Eyman's work on both Mayer and DeMille, I don't know if I liked either party any better than I had before, but (especially with DeMille) I had a lot more respect for both and now don't think about them in black and white terms. That is always a plus. Oh heck, I'd probably very much enjoy having a coffee and a chat with Mr. DeMille. With Hearst, I genuinely think I might have liked the guy, although I'd take great care not to cross him.
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