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It’s All Over Now

Twice I’ve tried to write something thoughtful regarding the celebrity autobiography or memoir as I have become intrigued with the mix of relationship-analysis; personal-decision evaluation; amusing anecdote; nostalgic musing; spin; score-settling; name dropping; advice; amateur self-depreciation; attempts to clarify the public record; listing of former beloved pets; and romantic (and other sorts of) conquests that go into such a tome.

I’ve read but a handful and yet, I imagine the difference between an entertaining (enlightening) autobiography and one that is dull or annoying is getting those components calibrated, or nearly so.

It can’t be easy.

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