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I Was Howard Hughes: A Novel

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Part Great Gatsby, part This Is Spinal Tap, Steven Carter's hilarious debut paints a fictional portrait of a biographer, his notorious subject, and the illusions we hold about fame and fortune.

Howard Hughes embodied the American dream: envied by powerful men, desired by beautiful women, Hughes lived his life larger than all who surrounded him and yet died an emaciated recl
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 17th 2003 by Bloomsbury USA (first published September 1st 2003)
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Jacqueline
Feb 06, 2013 Jacqueline rated it really liked it
I'm probably a bit biased about this book because one of my college professors wrote it, but it was really surprising. I knew nothing about Howard Hughes and really didn't care to learn anything about Howard Hughes, but it was truly delightful. This book is a fictional account of what portions of his life might have been like, so just forget you even know the name Howard Hughes (if that turns you off) and it's a good book.
Kimberly
Aug 05, 2010 Kimberly rated it it was ok
The only thing this book had going for it is that Howard Hughes was an interesting and strange person. I didn't like the writing style, nor the fictional author or the real author for that matter. I had high hopes since he is a MS boy! I skipped the many, many pages of quotes in the beginning and that made it a faster read. They really weren't necessary.
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