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As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty Paperback – June 26, 2003
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Amazing book! This is a must read book! He touched the whole life stories from growing up in Minneapolis, started oil business with his Dad, his love of cars and women, all his 6 wives, all his 5 sons from various wives, his foundations, his view toward "men vs women", his desire for "chasing the best" beyond money, and his last moment thoughts of his life. After he finished this book, he passed away less than a year.
This isn't necessarily a quick read business how-to book though you learn a lot by reading it. You get his life story that includes details on his family, friends, business associates, charity work and art. You also get interesting stories about the famous people he knew, eg his friend the Duke of Windsor that met with Hitler trying to avert WWII. Also there are chapters lovingly discussing his parents, children, and even his 5 ex-wives. He also defends his reputation for being cheap, eg payphone in his mansion. You really get inside his head by reading this book. My favorite chapter is his random thoughts chapter he wrote on Thanksgiving day, less than a year before he died 1976.
Although he dismisses a lot of worries about the economy, I don't think he would have anticipated whats happeneing now.
He thinks the debt ceiling is ridiculous because the government never adheres to it, they just raise it.
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