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Deeply Superficial: Noel Coward, Marlene Dietrich, and Me

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Michael Menzies has led the picaresque life many of us only dream of, and he sets it down with such wit and grace it's hard to know which to envy more, his wealth of once-in-a-lifetime experiences or his skill with a pen.”—Christopher Lloyd, Emmy Award-winning executive producer/writer of Modern Family and Frasier In this dazzling memoir that also serves as a dual biograph ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 17th 2012 by Riverdale Avenue Books (first published April 10th 2012)
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Ryan Field
Dec 17, 2012 Ryan Field rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first started reading Deeply Superficial by Michael Menzies, I wasn't sure where it was going. From the image on the book cover I expected biographical stories about Marlene Dietrich and Noel Coward. I soon found out the book is more of a combination autobiography/biography, with personal accounts of the fascinating life Michael Menzies has led...mixed in with tidbits about both Dietrich and Coward. Weaving different stories into a book is not an easy thing to do, but it's done well in th ...more
Susan
Mar 03, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
The names of Marlene Dietrich and Noel Coward - two of my all-time favorite talents and personalities - were responsible for my reading
this book. However it is not superficial.This book is definitely like a champagne
cocktail, but it is also a serious, life-affirming look at the place of theater, film and entertainment in our lives. Despite the wonderful wit and humor, the author also creates moments for tearful recollection.
Lori Perkins
Sep 24, 2014 Lori Perkins rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book. I love that he couldn't believe that the author was the son of such differnt parents so imagined that his real parents were Noel Coward and Marlene Dietrich.
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