- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: DoubleDay (January 1, 2006)
- ASIN: B003FFA7PK
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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This is composed in short bursts of anecdotes and subject groupings that make the book perfect for picking up and putting down at intervals. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brad Smith
A must for any Gore Vidal fan, although the meandering anecdotes betray his age. And I still don't understand what he had against Roosevelt.Published 16 months ago by Dr Garry
I am an admirer of Vidal and have read his two autobiographical books. The only complaint I have is that he repeats too much of his childhood experiences in each book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James W. Ireland
Apart from the moving description of his companion Howard Auter's death (and even there he does not describe his grief) this book says very little of importance or even interest. Read morePublished 17 months ago by sharon_beth_long
i did not think it was as well written as Palimpsest and i thought the editing was not so great. but i am glad that i read the book.Published 18 months ago by Sent_to_KY
I do believe that Vidal was a smart and clever writer. However I was overwhelmed by his narcissism.
Glad it's over with.
This book was not an easy read and I have read many of his works. He didn't flow with one thought but flitted through many and lost track of the original thought many times. Read morePublished 22 months ago by stephanie
Lovers of Vidal's wit and wisdom will feel as if they have been invited to dinner in Ravello or on Outpost Drive. Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by ilprofessore
After reading this for the second time, I can justifiable feel a bit miffed- because I think I am the only person on the planet that Gore Vidal has not met. Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by Paul Rooney