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I attended my first rock concert in 1985, at the Dublin National Stadium, in Dublin, Ireland. More of a shabby boxing arena than a stadium I discovered as I mounted the steps, stage right, to climb to my obstructed view seat.
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My Father and Myself by J.R. Ackerley
"This memoir is unusually candid, and at the same time unusually forthright and effective in its debunking of the myth that memoirs can be candid. From the foreword where he explains that the revelations in his story were spaced "for maximum indivi..." Read more of this review »
My Father and Myself by J.R. Ackerley
"A book about a relationship between father and son - although in reality it is about the lack of a relationship as seems to be the case in so many fathers/sons. I feel that I want to edit this so that it takes on a more exciting form - as Ackerley..." Read more of this review »
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Ackerley's work in "My Father and Myself" is deemed a masterpiece by reviewers. No doubt when released in the late 1960's it was scandalous, new and fresh. A homosexual man trying to explain or analyze (no pun intended) the reasons he could never est ...more
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" Fishface, the Lou Reed angle comes up in my book. Lou was treated 4 years after my Dad. They were both living in Brooklyn. Can’t say too much more wit ...more "
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Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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It is hard to imagine the 737,893rd review of Moby Dick will cover new ground, but Avast! It shall. Further, as the book is long, I will keep this relatively short. But first I must apprise you of a critical feature of the 3rd vertebrae of the Sperm ...more
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Niccolò Machiavelli
“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.”
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

David Sedaris
“Everyone looks retarded once you set your mind to it.”
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David Sedaris
“I just looked at the pattern of my life, decided I didn't like it, and changed.”
David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

V.S. Naipaul
“The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.”
V.S. Naipaul, In a Free State

David Sedaris
“Every gathering has its moment. As an adult, I distract myself by trying to identify it, dreading the inevitable downswing that is sure to follow. The guests will repeat themselves one too many times, or you'll run out of dope or liquor and realize that it was all you ever had in common.”
David Sedaris, Naked

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