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By Sidney Sheldon

In his eagerly-anticipated memoir, America+s most well known storyteller stocks the tale of his personal lifestyles in a frank and revealing booklet that competitors any of his fictional tales.Sidney Sheldon is actually an leisure legend: writer of over a dozen bestsellers, Academy Award¨-winning screenwriter, and writer of a few of television+s maximum hits, he has lived a singularly attention-grabbing lifestyles. Sheldon has obvious and performed all of it, and now during this candid memoir, he stocks his tale for the 1st time-talking concerning the personalities, highs, and lows that experience made his occupation and lifestyles so alluring. From a depression-era early life in Chicago to an Air Corps stint in WW II to the brilliant lighting fixtures and scorching events of latest York and la, Sidney Sheldon has lived the type of existence most folk might by no means imagine...until now.

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