It’s OK to include the author’s opinion in a biography but comments like this do not help us understand anything about the subject and, while trying to interject a bit of humor, distract from the reading.
Michael Douglas provides no new information or anecdotes that one cannot get on the Internet with a bit of research, although it is all referenced in an attractive package. Mr. Douglas’ frank and open past interviews offer a colorful glimpse into what otherwise would have been a very detailed resume.
What made the book worthwhile for me was the account of the turbulent relationship and reconciling the past between father and son. Michael Douglas’ struggle to overcome his father’s immense shadow makes for a worthwhile and interesting story which can, and should, be told in a solid biography instead of as highlights.
- 352 pages
- Publisher: Crown Archetype
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307952363
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