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I Didn't Get Where I Am. . . [Kindle Edition]

Charlie Croker
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Did you know that Beethoven made every cup of coffee with exactly 60 beans? Or that Shirley Temple always had precisely 56 curls in her hair? Or that the young Frank Sinatra practised underwater swimming as a way of developing his ability to hold long breaths? In I Didn't Get Where I Am, Charlie Croker brings his proven blend of gripping tales and incisive humour to the question of how famous high achievers reached those heights. We'll see Chopin sleeping with wedges between his fingers to increase their span, learn how P G Wodehouse reminded himself which pages of a manuscript still needed work, and find out why Thomas Edison chose his research assistants on the basis of their soup-eating habits. This revealings and entertaining book provides countless glimpses into the methods - and sometimes madness - of the world's most famous figures. From ancient Egypt to the modern day, you're about to learn the secrets of their secrets...

About the Author

Charlie Croker is the pseudonym of Mark Mason, a former BBC producer and the author of "Screwed Up English."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1100 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (29 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NY2LXI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #385,755 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not very interesting 24 Jan 2013
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I thought it would be interesting to hear well known people's comments but unfortunately I found it really quite boring.
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