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on 21 July 2011
Had never heard of this book or it's author, had no idea whether it was fiction or non-fiction as Amazon never gave a description of the book, but I thought the title was intriguing and it had an interesting cover. Also, what 'sold' it is that it was for free!
I soon found out it was a biography of Elliot Tiber, who I'd never heard of so looked him up on Wiki. He's an interior designer who had something to do with Woodstock (this book doesn't cover that part of his life but I'm determined to read his other book about it now.) It's his life story up to when he's approximately 30ish but what a lot was packed into those years. Born into a Jewish family with an overbearing, seemingly incapable of praise mother he left home, a bright young man with a talent for art, changed his name and went on to become an Interior Designer in New York in the 50's and 60's (a career which seemed to embrace the fact that he was gay when there was so much homophobia outside his 'circle') - and that's when the trouble started! I'll not give away what happened next (the clue is in the title, mob, Judy Garland etc) but in my opinion it was an exciting but also very emotional read.
Mr Tiber has an eloquent but easily readable style of writing and, for me, this book was a joy. I couldn't wait to pick up my Kindle to continue to find out what happened to this guy next.
While it's free take a chance on it. If I'd known how good it was I would have gladly paid for it.