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2.0 out of 5 stars How I Did It My Way, by Graeme FIfe, 23 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Beautiful Machine: A Life in Cycling, from Tour de France to Cinder Hill (Paperback)
I bought this book on the spur of the moment whilst away from home. IT STARTED well then became a paean to Fife's own self indulgence. I don't want to buy books which allow a man with such obvious linguistic flair to wallow in the 'bad hand of cards' which life gave him. He had a family then that folded; he kept close to hisd aughter, that's great but why drag it up every few chapters. He has had a series of relationships but they come and go: so what? He belittles the skills and styles of some people and yet admits to using [ and abusing] their friendship or links. Heck, pal: you have had a very privileged life. A decent degree, a series of decent jobs / careers but it's what YOU make of them not what THEY make or DO for you. You are too fond of the glib comment. sarcastic notes. Give it a rest and do what you are good at; descriptive writing and history. Slough off the self indulgence and get real.
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