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Title: Paul Henry
Post by: Yak on June 21, 2012, 09:13:21 pm
Just finished reading Paul Henrys autobio - "What Was I Thinking"

As a rule, I hate biographies, and avoid them like the plague, but I was given this by the stepson, so I gritted the teeth and started in.
What a surprisinglygood read.  I would never call him humble, but the book is written in a self-deprecating style that I found really engaging.  In retrospect, I guess I should have expected it though.

I recommend it.


Title: Re: Paul Henry
Post by: Magoo on June 22, 2012, 02:48:44 pm
Thanks for the review.   I was wondering about it.    I can imagine him being right up front.    I suppose shyness and modesty don't go together with extrovert entertainer.  ;D


Title: Re: Paul Henry
Post by: Alicat on June 23, 2012, 12:36:17 pm
Just finished reading Paul Henrys autobio - "What Was I Thinking"

As a rule, I hate biographies, and avoid them like the plague, but I was given this by the stepson, so I gritted the teeth and started in.
What a surprisinglygood read.  I would never call him humble, but the book is written in a self-deprecating style that I found really engaging.  In retrospect, I guess I should have expected it though.

I recommend it.

I bought it the week it was released. I read it about 3 sessions and loved it. What I am baffled by is as a Foreign Correspondent - how the hell did he manage to get through all of his escapades and survive? I love Paul Henry - he's completely and utterly unPC. He pushes the boundaries and then some.

My copy of the book is doing the rounds. I have a waiting list of people wanting to read it.

Excellent read!