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1.0 out of 5 stars
How not to do it from someone who should know better, 12 Mar 2009
If I hadn't been stuck in a travel nightmare, I would never have finished this book. The ghost "writer" is sychophantic and repetitive. The story is "Good old Max, bit unconventional, but hey he loves his family. Whilst loving quite a few people who are not in his family - mainly horzontally." With variations on a theme, this is repeated ad nauseam.
I was left with the impression that what good he has done (and at one level you cannot condemn giving to charity) was done as much because it made him feel good, and made him look good to those he drew in, rather than for what it achieved for the charity or the people themselves.
If this is unfair, it is through the writing and presentation, which really is awful. If I were seeking a publicist, this demonstration of skill in selection would have me looking elsewhere. Fortunately, or otherwise, I have no secrets to hide nor stories to tell, (or sell), so won't be coming across Mr. Clifford professionally, to see if he is as good as he says. And if he is a good as he says, he should stick to the day job, because sponsoring good books is a talent he does not have.