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Topic: What are you reading for your biography challenge this July?

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Subject: What are you reading for your biography challenge this July?
Date Posted: 7/1/2013 7:42 PM ET
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I was going to read Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin (person with a disability) until I noticed these words on the cover: "a novel."

Hardly a biography!

So I changed that to a free choice, and am reading  House of Stone (by Anthony Shadid). It was a bit of a challenge getting into it, but now I am completely hooked.

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Date Posted: 7/2/2013 12:45 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/2/2013 4:49 PM ET
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I worked on Bill Clinton's memoir a bit more. It's a serious trek, and politics is boring to me. I wish it were more about his actual life and not so much his political career, but I guess with someone like him it's pretty entwined. I really don't need to know the details of every primary and poll and election he has seen since his grade school days though.



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Date Posted: 7/29/2013 10:38 AM ET
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Tess, we all receive bonuses when you post. Thank you for the extra info you've learned through your book choices.

My goal will be to follow your example!

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Date Posted: 8/13/2013 3:11 PM ET
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Hello - new to this forum.  Anyway, I just finished A Fortunate Life - Robert Vaughn.  Pretty interesting but could have done without the philosphy lesson and "what I learned" section.  Liked the stories about Steve McQueen and all the Hollywood scoop.  He seems like a pretty down to Earth person and not overly impressed with himself.   However, it did lead me to another book.  Nemesis - Peter Evans.  It puts forth the theory that Aristotle Onassis had Bobby Kennedy killed.  (although I'm not to that part yet - Mr. Vaughn said it in his book).

WOW the Onassis' and Kennedy familes and their friends are seriously screwed up!  Everyone sleeping with everyone else's husband/wife/friend/cousin and what not.  When did they have time to do any actual work or anything.  So this is a pretty good book, but I'm not liking any of the "players" in it.

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