Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: Paul Newman

. "America doesn't have a national epic, but Our Town might do in a pinch." -- Paul Newman: A Life by Shawn Levy. I've read two celebrity biographies in my life. Both autobiographies, actually: Evenings with Cary Grant and Lauren Bacall: By Myself. I've got Katharine Hepburn's Me sitting on my TBR shelf, and I really thought that would fill my lifetime quota. But then Shawn Levy came out with this: Who am I to resist a Hud-era shot of Paul Newman without a shirt? Wow. I got this one from the Internet Review of Books to do a review for the September issue. Since Levy is a Portland author, I'm hoping to post the review on Reading Local as well, as soon as IRB is finished with it. .

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