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The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber by Mel Gordon
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Mar 21, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: 2010, art, biography, drugs, history, interwar-period

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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March 21, 2010 – Shelved
March 24, 2010 – Started Reading
March 24, 2010 –
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March 24, 2010 – Finished Reading
March 25, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
March 25, 2010 – Shelved as: art
March 25, 2010 – Shelved as: biography
March 25, 2010 – Shelved as: drugs
March 25, 2010 – Shelved as: history
August 18, 2010 – Shelved as: interwar-period

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