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Godfather Was A Girl: . . . And Blanche Dubois Was A Guy

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More than 300 fascinating stories of the real people behind iconic fictional characters—from the neighborhood suicide who inspired Tolstoy to write Anna Karenina to the X-Men characters inspired by MLK and Malcolm X
 
"Why waste time with this insignificant and irrelevant part of the book when you could be discovering the story of who JD from Scrubs was based on?"  —f
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Paperback, 356 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Hardie Grant (first published July 1st 2011)
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Laura Doe
Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
A good book to dip in and out of when you just want to spend a quick half an hour reading. Interesting where some of the characters have come from, and others were fairly obvious and well known already. The author is very sarcastic about various films and books, which I feel sometimes spoils the character he is explaining but then other times enhances the story behind the inspiration. Although the chapters do split the characters into some sort of order, the actual chapters themselves don’t have ...more
Eva
Aug 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Good for reading on a plane, or for the coffee table. The author has a sharp sense of humour, and there is a good range, from the classics we all know about to some lesser-known, and more recent. I liked the quote from the guy JD from Scrubs was apparently based on - 'I distinctly remember our conversation. He said: "JD, if you would entrust me with all of your mistakes, misadventures and gaffes during your residency, I promise no-one will know it was you." So I did. Bill promptly named the main ...more
Louise
Oct 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book isn't complicated or deep, but it's full of interesting facts about historical figures. Sometimes the inspiration for characters was a bit stretched or banal, but a lot of times I learned something new. This would make a good "bathroom reading" book. ...more
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Eamon Evans is a Melbourne-based author who has spent all his working life writing for the online and print media. He has written four books: Small Talk, The Godfather Was A Girl, Lord Sandwich And The Pants Man and Grand Slams Of Tennis.

His work has appeared in the SUNDAY HERALD SUN, the ADELAIDE ADVERTISER, the AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW, the SUNDAY TIMES and the COURIER-MAIL.

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