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Decent book; quite funny too
on 12 September 2014
I bought this in the Daily Deal (but it is not much more expensive at its normal price - not even double the price).
I enjoyed it. It contains some amusing quips such as Barbara Bush reportingly having said 'Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex... no matter how bad it is'.
And 'Nero was raised by a barber and a male ballet dancer. Perhaps if he had been in analysis, the history of the Western world would have been vey different'.
Then there's the history lessons: 'James I (and VI of Scotland) was the original gay cavalier - the first monarch to flaunt his sexual preferences. He referred to his boyfriend, George Villiers, 25 years his junior, as 'sweet child and wife' before making him Duke of Buckingham and agreeing to immortalise his name in an area off the Strand in London - these include: George Court, Villiers Street, Duke Street, Buckingham Street and several back alleys'. It's an education.
I am not so keen on the start of a book which seemed a little awkward and contrived. It gets better as it goes along.