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The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber by Mel Gordon
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Mar 25, 10

did not like it
bookshelves: 2010, art, biography, drugs, history, interwar-period
Read on March 24, 2010 — I own a copy

Berber's life holds a wealth of fascination, and yet Gordon's biography is shallow, barely scratches the surface. Badly in need of an editor, this quick read felt more like a half-assed student paper than an actual attempt at presenting the reader with the actual woman. No context of the times, no serious study, and on a whole, very disappointing. 30 minutes and a basic knowledge of Google will turn up every picture contained in this book, so it's definitely not worth the inflated asking price.
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