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Graham Marsh’s Michael Caine: 1960s is one of the most stylish books you’ll see

Michael Caine 1960s Graham Marsh Book Review

Edith Head famously said, “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” Well, then Michael Caine was destined for success. In this book, Michael Caine: 1960s by Graham Marsh, the style of the era and of the man coincide with some of the most classic photo representations of the swingin’ sixties.

Now, there aren’t a lot of words in this book, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to say. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this book is longer than Moby Dick!

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“Blowing the Bloody Doors Off” Completes Michael Caine’s Trilogy with Life Lessons

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off Michael Caine

Michael Caine recently released his third autobiography Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life, the title of which comes from one memorable scene in The Italian Job. It joins What’s It All About? his first, and The Elephant to Hollywood his second.

I’ve now read all three and yes, there are some overlapping stories, but all three have a distinctive narrative because he is looking back from a different time in his life.

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Beastie Boys Book is Simply Titled but Truly Their Story

Beastie Boys Book Review

There is something more authentic and honest about this book than most biographies or autobiographies. Perhaps it’s the fact that this book is a collection of essays, stories, pictures, lists, images, and other ephemera created by Mike Diamond (Mike D), Adam Horovitz (Ad Rock), and their friends, assembled together in chronological order.

Or… Perhaps it’s just the fact that the Beastie Boys are the Beastie Boys.

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30 Quotes from 30 Books

Some Books Agent Palmer Read in 2019

As the year comes to a close we all tend to look back at the year that was. There are recap posts for all manner of things and I considered a good many of them; my most popular posts, my favorite movies, my own self-serving personal accomplishments, remembering those we lost, best television series, top this, best that, it goes on and on. But I’m not doing any of those.

I’ve decided to share with you, again in some cases, one quote from each of the books that I read this year.

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