Post by Dave B
Actually, the book, depressing as it is in places, is a pretty essential,
gripping read, well worth the money.
I've had a problem with "all the awful, ugly parts" - I saw too little
of the good parts. It made me wonder WTF was so special about WZ that
so many people put up with so much abuse/bad behavior and still loved him.
Then I bought the Steve Goodman bio. 768 pages of how sweet, wonderful,
lovable, great & fantastic Steve was. I adore Steve, but, holy cow,
couldn't the biographer find *anybody* who'd say the least little bit of
negative stuff? Nobody could be *that* perfect.
Fans should never write the biographies.
I'm not sure ex-wives should, either...somewhere between the two must be
the happy medium. But still, CZ's book was a better read than the
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