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Desilu by Coyne S. Sanders
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May 29, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction, biographies-and-memoirs
Read from May 29 to June 09, 2012


The title of this book is true; the subtitle is false. This book is NOT about the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. This book is about the studio, Desilu. I'm sure for some people that's fascinating. I'm not one of them. I really could not have cared less about how many pilots they filmed that were picked up that season or who got promoted to what during the year 1964. Blech. Every once in a while we got some good, interesting information about Lucy or Desi, but it was far and in between.

On top of that, the book just wasn't well written. One paragraph would be about Lucille's worries about her son's drug problems, and the next paragraph would be about a taping of the Lucy Show. No transition. Sometimes this happened WITHIN THE SAME PARAGRAPH. On top of that, a BUNCH of the book is quotes from other people, and it's impossible to remember who all these people are. Frankly, it felt like the authors had a bunch of quotes from a a bunch of people, and threw it all into a book, and didn't care in what order it landed or if it made sense.

What a waste. Anyone got any GOOD books about Lucille Ball or Desi Arnaz?
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05/29/2012 page 58
06/02/2012 page 155
40.0% "Man, does anyone care about this much detail of what pilots were picked up and what weren't? Snore."
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K Glad I didn't pick up this celeb bio!

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