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We All Live in a Perry Groves World by Perry Groves
46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Perry Groves is the best illustration of having a modicum of talent, a giant heart, thrilled to get a break and play for the Club you supported as a boy..And be the ultimate two tick pony. El Pel, Tintin, Ginger with the red baboon face, terrible ginger marine haircut, too tight shorts was famed for running up and down the touchline chasing lost causes and giant throw ins.

As Gooners he was just not cool but we took to him because he was like a competition winner who got to live the dream. He was you and I.

Perry couldn't pass, dribble, tackle but he could just run, a true Forrest Gump of First Division football.

He won two major trophies, set up the winner… Read more
House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Yo&hellip by Martin Kihn
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
From someone who works in this industry, Martin Kihn has hit a lot of nails on the head in the mode of 'Snapshots from Hell' and 'Liars Poker'.
If you are thinking of becoming a management/ strategy or technology consultant read this book before making that decision.
Kihn lifts the lid on the self serving consulting firms, their inability to proffer little more than repackaged data and the clever use of a language and culture to protect their vested interests and hideous cultures.
Companies run by partners and VP's, whom a large proportion are sociopathic and driven by personal greed. Men and women prepared to sacrifice their home lives, health, relationships and quality of… Read more
Elvis: By Those Who Knew Him Best by Rose Clayton
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I sought out a well researched, skillfully crafted and accurate account from the life Elvis.
This book goes from the kind hearted country boy , the singer at the Hayride, the actor, the 68 comeback King and then the tragic parodied Elvis of the last years.
Elvis' personality, warmth, generosity and loving heart all come through from the many many eye witness accounts. The final chapters are so painful to read as his life spun away and he became contolled and manipulated... It hurts to read the freefall, and the end.
I think the author has been tactfully selective in parts to retain a degree of respect for Elvis the human. The indignities of his autoposy and inhumane… Read more

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