Robert Morris

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 6
Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (1,835 of 2,009)
Location: Dallas, Texas
In My Own Words:
I had been an independent consultant based in Dallas who provided traditional management-support services (e.g. coaching, conducting seminars and workshops) but that market went down the rabbit hole in the fourth quarter of 2008. Since then, I have concentrated on free-lance business writing assignments (e,g, "book to blog" drafts, interviews of thought leaders, and ghost-writing everything except… Read more
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6 - Total Helpful Votes: 1835 of 2009
Olivier by Ziegler, Philip (2013) Hardcover by Philip Ziegler
Prior to reading Philip Ziegler's biography, what I knew about Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) was limited almost entirely to seeing several of the films in which he appeared, many of them for the first time on the AMC channel. They include Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca and Pride and Prejudice (both in 1940), The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth (1944), Richard III (1955), The Devil's Disciple (1959), The Merchant of Venice, The Entertainer and Spartacus (both in 1960), and Marathon Man (1976). I never saw him appear on stage but, of course, over the years read about his great triumphs, mostly on stages in Great Britain. I knew almost nothing about his personal life, other than… Read more
Olivier by Philip Ziegler
Olivier by Philip Ziegler
Prior to reading Philip Ziegler's biography, what I knew about Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) was limited almost entirely to seeing several of the films in which he appeared, many of them for the first time on the AMC channel. They include Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca and Pride and Prejudice (both in 1940), The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth (1944), Richard III (1955), The Devil's Disciple (1959), The Merchant of Venice, The Entertainer and Spartacus (both in 1960), and Marathon Man (1976). I never saw him appear on stage but, of course, over the years read about his great triumphs, mostly on stages in Great Britain. I knew almost nothing about his personal life, other than… Read more
Essays in Biography by Joseph Epstein
Essays in Biography by Joseph Epstein
I have read most of Joseph Epstein's 13 collections of essays dating back to Divorced in America: Marriage in an Age of Possibility (1974) but this is the first I have reviewed and soon A Literary Education and Other Essays will be the second. With regard to his background, here is a brief bio provided by Amazon: "Joseph Epstein is the author of the best-selling Snobbery and of Friendship, as well as the short story collections, The Goldin Boys and Fabulous Small Jews, among other books, and was formerly editor of the American Scholar. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines."

The word "essay" is literally an attempt,… Read more