John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman. ecco.
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham. Random House.
Chagall: a Biography by Jackie Wullschlager. Knopf.
Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando by Stefan Kanfer. Knopf.
Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB [Ol’ Dirty Bastard] by Jaime Lowe. Faber and Faber.
Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel by Edmund White. Atlas & Co.
“[He] was an impossible guest. He took to nude sunbathing … He mutilated an heirloom crucifix.”
“[He] used to buy a cucumber and a herring … eating the head one day and keeping the tail for the next.”
“He became a dedicated wanker … Once, he accepted [a friend’s] challenge to do it ten times in a single day… ”
“I caught a glimpse of … his fairy-tale canopy bed shrouded in cascading yellow chiffon.”
“Hired as an usher at a local movie house … he substituted a dickey for the starched shirt…”
“One of his secretaries once observed that ‘there was more of the woman in his nature than in that of any man I ever knew…’”
Answers: 1F; 2C; 3A; 4E; 5D; 6B