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In Spite of Myself by Christopher Plummer
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Jan 15, 12

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Read in September, 2011

I enjoyed reading this autobiography. As is probably the case with most people, I knew Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. I had no idea that he had such a prolific stage career. I ate up all the name-dropping. I think the book could have benefited from more judicious editing. Most of the anecdotes were entertaining, but there was an occasional anecdote that didn't involve Plummer directly and that was instead a story about a friend-of-a-friend or an experience that had happened to someone else, and I think the book could have done without those stories. Overall, though, this was enjoyable, especially for someone who enjoys reading about theatre in days past (and film as well, although I thought the theatre stuff was definitely more interesting).

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