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"Oh this is not good, and I'm a sucker for the ramblings of public personalities. Hopefully the audio book will at least add some spark to make it interesting... and make it easier to finish while I do dishes or some other mundane activity. The stories are thin and dull, whitewashed by enlightened hindsight." Jan 08, 2016 09:38PM

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