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 Posted: Wed Jun 18th, 2014 06:22 am
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Reading Roger Ebert's autobiography "Life Itself".  I feel like the book was written more for himself as he was dying than an audience.  It's hampered by minutiae, long and not very substantive stories about people we don't know or care about, but he's such a good writer that even some of those are interesting.  The whole book smells like death thoughout, a chronicle of the passage of time and a long march towards the inevitable conclusion that we all know Ebert was heading towards.  It's pretty sad, even the parts that aren't meant to be.  But he lived a hell of a life.



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