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Losing My Virginity - Richard Branson
Losing My Virginity
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Love him or loathe him, you've got to admit it, Richard Branson has drive. And guts. And enough ambition to sink a battleship--or perhaps that should be a jumbo jet--or even a whole company of jumbos if the Virgin Atlantic/British Airways debacle (which takes up a huge chunk of this already huge... show more
Love him or loathe him, you've got to admit it, Richard Branson has drive. And guts. And enough ambition to sink a battleship--or perhaps that should be a jumbo jet--or even a whole company of jumbos if the Virgin Atlantic/British Airways debacle (which takes up a huge chunk of this already huge tome) is anything to go by. Branson's autobiography makes immensely fascinating reading. Whatever you think of Britain's most famous entrepreneur, the odds are that you will enjoy reading his autobiography. You may snort at descriptions of his "poor" childhood--spent eating bread and dripping while living in a house the majority of us visit on Bank Holidays and attending a "minor" public school. You may groan at memories of early initiative tests: how about being ejected from the family car and told by his mother to find his way home--at the age of four? You may flinch at accounts of his early business days as an unwashed, unshod, hippy magazine publisher living en famille with his staff in the crypt of a West London church. But, all in all, you'll get to understand where the guy's coming from--man. And, like the man himself, there's no holds barred here. Richard bares his soul, from childhood, school days (cheating at exams), loves and losses (lost one wife when a spot of wife-swapping went drastically wrong--for him), death-defying adventures (yes, the balloons are all there), to the rise and rise of the Virgin empire. His interviews for Student magazine and the early days of Virgin Music read like a chronicle of popular music and culture in the late 20th century. Famous names bounce off every page. Prepare to be enthralled by the life and times of a walking publicity machine. --Carey Green
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780753510209 (0753510200)
Publisher: Virgin Books
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
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Sivachander
Sivachander rated it
4.0 Losing My Virginity
this was a book which ended up as a voyage rather than a normal sojourn for me. it has every ingredient spiced in it to produce a extra delicious long lasting meal. I say long lasting because it's been one of the longest book I have read in terms of the time I took to finish it. it was a whooping 21...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
I rarely read biographies, but this is worth reading.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
I rarely read biographies, but this is worth reading.
ShaunOK 'Book Addict'
ShaunOK 'Book Addict' rated it
5.0
I have to say that this is one of the best autobiographies I have ever read. I've read a lot, and a lot of them have been 'celebrity' ones, some by people that probably don't have much of a story to tell when they are so young. And also all of Katie Price's memoirs but this book is an actual life st...
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