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#44: Hollywood Celebrities: Basic Things You've Always Wanted to Know (Vol 1) - Sati Achath


Hollywood Celebrities contains biographical snapshots of the current crop of top 55 Hollywood celebrities. From this book you will learn about each one's: name at birth; nickname(s); date of birth; birth place; height; zodiac sign; education; family; awards; and interesting factoids. Each snapshot is accompanied by a caricature of the celebrity, drawn by the author himself.
Among the celebrities included are:

Angelina Jolie                            Brad Pitt                                   Bruce Willis
Cameron Diaz                           Catherine Zeta-Jones                Clint Eastwood
Demi Moore                             Denzel Washington                    Drew Barrymore
Dustin Hoffman                         Eddie Murphy                           George Clooney
Harrison Ford                           Jack Nicholson                          Jennifer Lopez
John Travolta                            Johnny Depp                             Julia Roberts

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (December 19, 2011)
  • ISBN: 9781468112900



My Opinion:
I was excited to get this book for review, but feel it let me down a little. When seeing the description, it's the interesting factoids that appeals to me. We all want to know what our favorite celebrities are into, what colors they like, what hobbies they have..... that sort of thing. While it had this information in it, I really felt like it wasn't enough. Not personal enough. Strange when you learn of their heritage, birth and education and still feel it's impersonal, but that is my end impression. 
I appreciated the information that was given, most of it is common and available knowledge, while a couple things were new to me. 
The caricatures were great, very artistic indeed. Though on a few I didn't see the likeness, I still have a couple I think were spot on like George Clooney and Whoopi Goldberg. 
The last criticism I have to give is in expressionism. Where the author wrote, "when a child", I would have used, "as a child". 
I admit, this is a book I don't think I'll be recommending. It just fell flat for me, sorry.


2/5
Recommend? No.
Disclaimer: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated for this post or my opinion. 

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