• Title: Lost and Profound: The Rejected Book Reviews by Famous People
  • Author: Mark McKirdy
  • ISBN: 9781512220490
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lost and Profound The Rejected Book Reviews by Famous People LOST and PROFOUND The Rejected Book Reviews by Famous People is a collection of unpublished book reviews seemingly written by household names who have reached the top in film television journalism
    LOST and PROFOUND The Rejected Book Reviews by Famous People is a collection of unpublished book reviews seemingly written by household names who have reached the top in film, television, journalism, science, music, sport, art, business, politics and literature Included among the reviewers are George W Bush, David Letterman, Madonna, Gore Vidal, Shirley MacLaine, Ar LOST and PROFOUND The Rejected Book Reviews by Famous People is a collection of unpublished book reviews seemingly written by household names who have reached the top in film, television, journalism, science, music, sport, art, business, politics and literature Included among the reviewers are George W Bush, David Letterman, Madonna, Gore Vidal, Shirley MacLaine, Arnold Palmer, Elton John, Gloria Steinem, David Suzuki, Walter Cronkite, Salvatore Sammy the Bull Gravano, Jimmy Swaggart and Monica Lewinsky All the books reviewed are real, and the diversity of interests of the celebrities demonstrates that shallow perception can never be disguised as deep thought, no matter how cleverly expressed As revealed in the book s Introduction , Mark McKirdy acquired this collection when he successfully bid for a small, dusty box at a Sotheby s auction in 2013 Upon his return to Oxford University, where he was the anthropologist in residence, he opened the box and, like Howard Carter marvelling at the treasures he d just unearthed from Tutankhamun s tomb in 1922, the author was holding a golden collection of book reviews by many of the world s most significant people Each review had apparently been commissioned by the prestigious literary journal, The London Review of Books and each, for reasons never revealed, received a soul crushing rebuff by way of a large, red Rejected stamp.

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