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March 15, 2014
Howard Hughes Had Some Serious Problems
Topic: Biography


From Citizen Hughes: In His Own Words, How Howard Hughes Tried To Buy America, by Michael Drosnin. The book details the recluse years of Hughes, when the billionaire was holed-up in a Las Vegas casino penthouse suite, refusing to wear clothes and fearful of germs. Drosnin gained access to several footlockers containing handwritten memos by Hughes that were stolen from the Hughes Corporation after the eccentric's death. The world's richest man and his crippling OCD results in a story stranger than fiction. The passage below details Hughes' instructions on how to prepare a can of fruit.



Posted by damnintellectuals at 4:33 PM PDT
Updated: March 17, 2014 2:14 PM PDT
August 16, 2011
Topic: Biography

Introduction of Ringolevio (by Emmett Grogan). The book is dedicated to Albie Baker. I admit that I never played Ringolevio but I have the sense to wish I did. More about Ringolevio and Emmett Grogan.



Posted by damnintellectuals at 11:25 PM PDT
Updated: August 16, 2011 11:35 PM PDT
August 11, 2011
The Life of John Wesley Hardin, As Written by Himself
Topic: Biography

John Wesley Hardin, Texan who once killed a man because he was snoring. A ruthless killer, his autobiography is unflinching in its pride. In the following, Hardin uses the alias name of Swain. 





















Posted by damnintellectuals at 7:28 PM PDT
Updated: March 17, 2014 2:24 PM PDT
February 4, 2009
Autobiography of Vincent Price.
Topic: Biography

For the famed horror movie actor Vincent Price, art was a major passion. Not so much as an artist but as an art collector and connoisseur. His autobiography is essentially about his love affair with art. Saving his pennies, Price bought his first piece of artwork at the age of 12 - an etching by Rembrandt. Below is a signed copy of his 1959 autobiography "I Like What I Know".




Posted by damnintellectuals at 1:59 AM PST
Updated: February 4, 2009 2:17 AM PST
May 14, 2008
Mr T by Mr T
Topic: Biography

The autobiography of Mr T.




















Posted by damnintellectuals at 11:21 PM PDT
Updated: May 14, 2008 11:24 PM PDT
May 10, 2008
I am Emmett Grogan
Topic: Biography

Sometimes, I introduce myself as Emmett Grogan. So should you.

Posted by damnintellectuals at 11:35 PM PDT
Updated: May 11, 2008 12:02 AM PDT
November 30, 2007
The Diggers
Topic: Biography



From page 283 of Emmett Grogan's "Ringolevio", detailing The Invisible Circus:

The night of the Invisible Circus, the officials and ministers of Glide Church began to get rather nervous, wondering what they had gotten themselves into. They had accepted all the lies and halftruths liaisoned to them by Quaker Fish, but it was difficult to be deceived about what they saw with their own eyes. There was an elevator that ran from the street level entrance of the church to a large hall in the basement below, and Emmett had filled that hall with literally tons of shredded plastic he had spent days trucking over from a plastics factory. When people descended to the hall in the elevator, they stepped out into three feet of plastic strips and it was quite a struggle for them to move around, falling all over themselves as their feet got tied up in the strewn cord. Once they made it through the plastic jungle, they were confronted with a crush of people feeling each other up inside a low-ceilinged, cramped rec room that was sweltering hot because of its proximity to the boiler, and blustering with outrageous noise from a rock band whose amplified sound was so loud in that tiny space that it brought many to tears. The barren Formica church cafeteria took up the rest of the basement, and it had been turned into an R and R center, with a huge punch bowl on one of the tables filled with Tang spiked with salutary doses of acid." click and go to page 283

Posted by damnintellectuals at 2:07 AM PST
Updated: May 9, 2008 2:48 PM PDT

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