A candid memoir of Vidal's first 40 years of life. His famous skills as a raconteur, his forthrightness, and his wicked wit are brilliantly at work in these recollections of a difficult family, talented friends, and interesting enemies. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Vidal's account of his first 39 years includes his reminiscences of a host of prominent political and cultural figures.
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With Gore, nothing is sacred, and this volume of his memoirs does not disappoint - a brilliantly written account of his first 39 years seems to encompass not one, but several... Read morePublished 2 months ago by loverman
Great book have always admired his wit and honesty. Good readPublished 13 months ago by Bette Davis
The book brings out the controversial personality of Mr. Vidal. The stories are good, if the elaboration of the sex can be filtered. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sekhar Banerjee
I like Gore Vidal's collected essays and I read his novel of Lincoln, which I found enjoyable, but he has always carried with him a venomous disregard for virtually everyone he has... Read morePublished 20 months ago by William Bitterwood
Gore Vidal is an interesting, witty and intelligent writer. He is very frank in this memoir in which he offers fascinating glimpses of the great and near great he personally... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Gregory V.
Gore Vidal has written a very interesting book. Was amazed at how honest
he was about his feelings and life in general. Read more