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Original Man: The Tautz Compendium of Less Ordinary Gentlemen

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Celebrating style, individuality, and joie de vivre, this book showcases 80 original men who will inspire readers to lead a less ordinary life. Original Man is a compendium of the stories of extraordinary men. From household names including Andy Warhol, Freddie Mercury, and Yves Saint-Laurent to lesser-known personalities, the 80 men presented here are incredibly diverse, ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Gestalten Verlag
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Susanna-Cole King
I had high hopes for this, but it's about 50% boozing, womanizing men who only used their talents and ensuing fame to drink conspicuous amounts of alcohol, and boasted about how many woman they sleep with and died of drug overdoses, and then there's the few whose only claim to fame was that. Especially as a woman, I didn't appreciate how the authors seemed to glorify that lifestyle and insinuated that those men were enviable by all other men. Really? Quite frankly a great deal of these men sound ...more
Steve Bradshaw
Feb 05, 2015 Steve Bradshaw rated it it was ok
A few small doses of inspiration and a lot to ponder regarding the downfall of such men.

I was hoping to encounter a slew of truly inspired men who put a dent in the universe and harnessed their talents to the end - maybe Warren Buffett, Ben Franklin, Steve Jobs, etc. But i think it turns out these men are few and far between even amongst our heroes. Maybe a similar book on less ordinary ladies would be more inspiring. Certainly would contain a lot less boozing, random sex, drug use and just gene
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