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My Own Story: The Uncensored Memoirs of the Celebrity Biographer By David Bret
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David Bret has spent 30 years writing about the famous, but now dishes the dirt on himself, holding nothing back when discussing the ones he loved, those he did not. Born in France, adopted by a... More > British couple, he suffered physical and mental abuse at the hands of a Machiavellian father, a serial adulterer whose cruelty knew no bounds. Unable to find love at home, he searched for solace in the arms of lovers of both sexes. Initially, these were ordinary men and women. There was a platonic relationship with Peter Sutcliffe, before he became The Yorkshire Ripper. When starting to gain plaudits as a biographer, his intimates became more celebrity orientated. Marlene Dietrich, Dorothy Squires and the French chanteuse, Barbara, took him to their hearts, as did others. In these very candid memoirs, Bret recalls his eccentric family, celebrity friends and lovers, but is unsparing towards the father he got away from only when his mother chose suicide rather than to continue suffering.< Less
My Own Story: The Uncensored Memoirs of the Celebrity Biographer By David Bret
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David Bret has spent 30 years writing about the famous, but now dishes the dirt on himself, holding nothing back when discussing the ones he loved, those he did not. Born in France, adopted by a... More > British couple, he suffered physical and mental abuse at the hands of a Machiavellian father, a serial adulterer whose cruelty knew no bounds. Unable to find love at home, he searched for solace in the arms of lovers of both sexes. Initially, these were ordinary men and women. There was a platonic relationship with Peter Sutcliffe, before he became The Yorkshire Ripper. When starting to gain plaudits as a biographer, his intimates became more celebrity orientated. Marlene Dietrich, Dorothy Squires and the French chanteuse, Barbara, took him to their hearts, as did others. In these very candid memoirs, Bret recalls his eccentric family, celebrity friends and lovers, but is unsparing towards the father he got away from only when his mother chose suicide rather than to continue suffering.< Less
Rudolph Valentino's Moose: The Nancy Sphinctergritzel Story: An Illustrated Irreverent Spoof About the World's Most Infamous Lush By David Bret
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"The Queen of Homophobes” (1904-2010) was the illegitimate daughter of a parson’s wife and an Indian brave. Leaving her shack, she arrived in Hollywood and appeared in a film with... More > Mary Pickford. Seven times married she loved one man—Valentino—who denied knowing her. After his death she began a hate campaign to prove he had never loved other men, or any woman but her. She helped set up Confidential magazine, tried to block the Kinsey Report, joined the McCarthy witch-hunt. For 68 years she worked on 'My Life With Rudy', the greatest literary failure of all time. She wed for the last time at 99 to a man 80 years her junior who predeceased her. She died at 105 on the anniversary of her imaginary lover’s death—after a sexual accident. Author’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is entirely coincidental. WARNING: contains adult material of a sexual nature!< Less
Our Annie's Funeral By David Bret
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A monologue wherein the best-selling biographer David Bret recalls his grandmother’s funeral on 4 February 1972, as seen through the eyes of his much-loved Aunty Kate, who had a peculiar way of... More > looking at the world. It was one of the saddest days of Bret's life, yet upon reflection and when recalled by Kate, so unintentionally hilarious. Also featured is a short essay on Bret's grandmother from his forthcoming autobiography, "My Own Story: The Uncensored Memoirs of the Celebrity Biographer".< Less