It may be a memoir and you may have never heard of Jen Lancaster--but that doesn't mean you should consider BITTER IS THE NEW BLACK: CONFESSIONS OF A CONDESCENDING, EGOMANIACAL
, SELF-CENTERED SMART-ASS as un-notable: indeed, it's one of the most refreshing comedy memoirs on the market today
Knowing going in that the 78th annual Academy Awards were meant to be good for us - as opposed to, say, the usual egomaniacal
, exhibitionist, desperate, career-advancing fun - I decided that, this year, I would learn the great lessons Oscar's wise and enlightened voters saw fit to impart.
But this modest term hardly conveys a real sense of his curatorial endeavors, whose "controlled chaos" (Szeemann's phrase) might productively be traced back to his brief career in theater during the 1950s, which included a renowned transvestite act and an homage to Dadaist Hugo Ball before ending with his egomaniacal
one-man production of Ur faust in 1956 (yes, Szeemann played all the roles himself).
Soon, however, the ship's egomaniacal
captain and his bizarre crew--an eclectic group that includes a strangely disturbed doctor, a few experienced but volatile sailors, a mysterious three-handed Muslim, and the bewildered Kane--begin to learn something about the tantalizing goals and diabolical challenges that await them.
We cannot build the future on the backs of a few talented speakers, knee-jerk grandstanders, egomaniacal
wanna-be "players" or wanna-be Democratic speechwriters.
Logically, to the dedicated, egomaniacal
tyrant, any opposition to or deviation from the state-sanctioned or politically correct line must be driven by insanity.
What better place for passion, back-biting and jealousy than the egomaniacal
extravaganza that is the business they fondly refer to as show?
Tales are legion of his egomaniacal
extravagance and his weird ambitions.
Broughton, since 1999 an independent director of the BHB, is not one of those egomaniacal
businessmen who doesn't think he has had a productive day if his name hasn't been plastered all over the financial pages.
Viewing himself as the "crown prince" of the Nazi regime, Himmler gradually became as egomaniacal
as the Fuhrer.
Instead it pieces together a fresh picture of the very readable rise and fall of a complex civilization led by egomaniacal
I'm not sure, however, if they will survive Nader's egomaniacal
desire to, as he puts it, crash the party.