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Niven's lovely autobiography is both honest and hilarious. There are stories about the prostitute with a heart of gold who taught him about sex when he was very young, shenanigans as an actor (screwups in a Pasadena Playhouse stage play early in his career, trying to sob before the corpse of Cathy on the set of Wyler's "Wuthering Heights"), but some of the best stories date from his years in British military service, with an eccentric comrade named Trubshawe. A delightful book.
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Plot & Themes

Romance    -   Yes job/profession:    -   actor/actress Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   British Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Movie Comedy Actor

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fort/military installation Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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