“In Spite of Myself”

February 21, 2009

“In Spite of Myself”, I just finished reading Christopher Plummer’s memoir of the same name rather than reading David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest or learning French or any of the other things I was supposed to be doing with my time. If you’re into Canadian or British theatre or a vaguely threatening European character in any movies made in the last 60 years, this is the book for you.

The writing is a bit  uneven…it definitely is a memoir, in that regard, as Plummer’s tone shifts from chatty to sentimental, especially close to the end. But it’s all heartfelt, and smart, and I really enjoyed it.

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