your opinion: is this book [Full Service] worth buying?
Well, I was fascinated by it because it talks about things one wouldn't
normally hear about and from time periods one doesn't hear things like
There are those who have trouble believing ANY of this is true and it's all
made up. I guess you'd have to have that attitude because if you didn't
you'd have to decide WHAT was made up and what wasn't!
Some treat it like it's a historically researched tome and try to tear it apart.
But it's not that, it's a memoir and people can remember dates and places
in different ways over the years. (When I saw BBM a second time I was
surprised to find a scene in a different place than where I thought it was,
Also, imagine after awhile someone you know started telling you everyone
they slept with or stories about things like that from their entire lives--after
awhile you'd want them to shut up because it's too much and one feels like
"how come I haven't had that much fun, lol!" It can start to seem seemly!
I have a friend who told me he met this guy at a party and he's not someone
you'd think of as a braggart who'd make all this stuff up. He's got Gore Vidal
on his side, so that's pretty good enough for me.
I guess it's just up to the reader. If one finds sexual secrets of old Hollywood
interesting, this book has a lot of that. If one doesn't want to know things
like this, I'd say leave it alone.
I also liked it because I know or am aware of a lot of the locations he talks
about, so it gives it an added immediacy to me while reading it. I just think
it's sometimes fun to have a glimpse of things that happened behind the scenes!
I have no idea if I answered your question.