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My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-U&hellip by Russell Brand
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brutally honest memoir, 30 Oct 2012
As far as content, this is not light reading, as you would expect. Brand's youth contained some rather brutal times. Worse yet, his behavior towards others and himself were no less than despicable. Having said that, he is contagiously charming, and his British wit and twist of the language make this a very enjoyable read. Ultimately, what makes the memoir work so well is his self-deprecating discovery of his true self that brought him to such fame today.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Modern Library) by Hunter S. Thompson
An American icon, rebel, and novelist extraordinaire. This piece truly captures his intensity, bizarreness, and unprecedented abilities. Fear and Loathing is captured perfectly. If you've never read any of his works, this book shows he truly was the mouthpiece of the drug culture and 60s generation. The book is an adventure,
a nightmare, a pulsing embodiment of excess. Sensory overload on steroids.