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Book Title: The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well-Known Name Dropper|
The author of the book: Dominick Dunne
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Edition: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Date of issue: September 28th 1999
ISBN 13: 9780609603888
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 623 KB
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As you may or may not have noticed I don't even put books up on this site that I don't really, really, like for one reason or another. I don't know if I have even put all of Dominick Dunne's books on my list or not, but I have read each and every one of them; well, I lie, I didn't read his very first book, and the name of it escapes me at the moment. I also admit whenever he published a new book, I bought it immediately and read it as soon as it was in my hands.
But he was always a quick, juicy, dare I say guilty pleasure for me, and yet I do in fact believe he was a really good writer. Besides that, what with my being partial to mostly memoirs now-a-days, but not as much so back then, his books are almost all roman a clefs, which gets one to reading the trying to figure out exactly which characters in his books are the actual people he's writing about in real life.
This book however, is actually a memoir, but all his other books I've listed so far are the ones that when you read them you most likely will be trying to figure out exactly who his characters are in real life, just as I did. Some are very obvious, whereas others are amalgams.
I do so hope some of you will deign to read some of his books. I found them to be most entertaining and quite enjoyable.
Ta for Now,
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Read information about the authorDominick Dunne was an American writer and investigative journalist whose subjects frequently hinged on the ways high society interacts with the judiciary system. He was a producer in Hollywood and is also known from his frequent appearances on television.
After his studies at Williams College and service in World War II, Dunne moved to New York, then to Hollywood, where he directed Playhouse 90 and became vice president of Four Star Pictures. He hobnobbed with the rich and the famous of those days. In 1979, he left Hollywood, moved to Oregon, and wrote his first book, The Winners. In November 1982, his actress daughter, Dominique Dunne, was murdered. Dunne attended the trial of her murderer (John Thomas Sweeney) and subsequently wrote Justice: A Father's Account of the Trial of his Daughter's Killer.