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Just The One: The Wives And Times Of Jeffrey Bernard

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Published August 19th 1993 by Headline Book Publishing (first published November 9th 1992)
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Antonomasia
[3.5] Absolutely serviceable, but not one of those great biographies worth reading even if you’re not that interested in the subject. (Would it even be of interest to fans of other twentieth-century roguish alcoholic journalists? TBH still better to start with other sources. The play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell and the man's own writing are both considerably more entertaining.)

Reading this was an odd way to celebrate minor joy at Bernard’s own books just being reprinted and ebooked – to read the
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Kirsten
Apr 25, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Alcoholics who want to believe it's a lifestyle choice

I am a bit of a fan of Jeff's, and was lent this for my birthday (I won't go in to details about the person who 'lent' me a book for my birthday). If you ask me biographers should exhibit only one trait and that it being able to write - other than that they should effectivkly not exist for the reader. Graham Lord was this - a perfectly good biographer - but that's all I will say on him. Ie. the reason I liked this book was due to the way Jeffrey has thoughtfully filled his life with lots of
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Good read, odious man.
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Funny one

Jeffrey's life is one long road of self destruction. But it's an interesting story and very enjoyable. I strongly recommend it. After reading this book I ended up ordering the DVD of the Jeffrey is Unwell play
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