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Close, but No Cigar: A Street Urchin's Tale Paperback – December 27, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-1413736090 ISBN-10: 1413736092

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (December 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413736092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413736090
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,809,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. R. Bouaziz on February 1, 2005
This book is GREAT. I would recommend it to my own grandparents if they were still alive!

It reeks of odd circumstances and eccentric rarities. Weird-O!

BUY THIS BOOK it may just make you feel better about being you.
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I found that this was one of those books that I couldn't put down for too long. "What will happen next?" I had to keep reminding myself that this story was an autobiography and not fiction...or so it seems. I enjoyed the numerous true life characters that come in and out of Terry O'Brien's life. A real colorful bunch.

The author relates events in his life to scenes in film that made an impression on him as a child. The book has that same post WWII Hollywood-like feel to it. The hero rides away into the sunset. But the title and the cover imagery implies to me a rather cynical tone. Like father like son. Sarcasm perhaps? The clown paints a happy smile upon his face. Could this re-telling of Terry O'Brien's life be the authors greatest performance ever?? The "show" must go on.

A memorable story. I can't wait for the sequel...probably bigger and better.
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