Pat's Reviews > The Autobiography of Mark Twain

The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Nov 29, 08

really liked it
Recommended to Pat by: Sandra
Recommended for: Kovacs
Read in November, 2008 , read count: 1

Brilliantly and hilariously mean, for the most part. A rather disconnected collection of memories, anecdotes, and rants, set aside to be published posthumously. Twain spends several chapters each excoriating a former business partner of his and the writer Bret Hart. Of the widow of a poet friend, he says, "A strange and vanity-devoured, detestable woman! I do not believe I could ever learn to like her except on a raft at sea with no other provisions in sight." Most enjoyable. He also talks about his religious skepticism and other subjects that he did not feel free to publish during his life. Nicely cynical and yet also sometimes quite moving on the subject of his family and good friends and their loss.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Autobiography of Mark Twain.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

11/11/2008 page 179
show 3 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.