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Autobiography by Morrissey
Autobiography by Morrissey
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There are some great music autobiographies out there, but this certainly isn't one of them. Right from the start, the book launches into gloomy descriptions of Manchester and from there Morrissey just rattles on and on and on. He doesn't seem to have anything nice to say about anyone or anything. It's almost as if he's using the book as some kind of weapon to hurt, humiliate or get one over anyone who may have wronged him in some way. All in all, he comes across as bitter, resentful and spiteful towards others.

Then there's the writing itself. It's absolutely dreadful and leaves you wondering if the book bypassed the editor completely. Morrissey seems to think that placing an… Read more
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcom Gladwell's 'Blink' is an interesting book about snap judgements, why we make them and how sometimes they're right and other times they're wrong. Gladwell clearly has a knack for relaying case studies and anecdotes, and puts forward some interesting theories. The supporting evidence, however, is a little shaky, to my mind.

Coming across 'Blink' in the 'smart thinking' section of a bookshop, you can be forgiven for thinking you'll feel better informed afterwards. But are you, though? Some of the stuff in the book is sheer common sense. For instance, surely experts correctly spot fake works simply because, by working day in, day out with paintings, they've developed extensive… Read more
What You See Is What You Get: My Autobiography by Alan Sugar
Kicking off with his early years and family background, Lord Sugar discusses different money-making schemes he embarked upon, gradually progressing through to those of his teenage years and jobs he worked in as a young adult. It begins to dawn on him that he can make more money working for himself than for others, and so he sets out on this path which, as we know, takes him on the road to success.

Lord Sugar recounts how he built Amstrad, providing detailed insight into the company's business formula, how he made business decisions, negotiated deals and developed the company's products to make Amstrad so successful. This insight makes the book not just compulsive reading, but… Read more

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