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It all started when Douglas Adams demolished planet Earth in order to make way for an intergalactic expressway–and then invited everyone to thumb a ride on a comical cosmic road trip with the likes of Arthur Dent Ford Prefect and the other daft denizens of deep space immortalized in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Adams made the universe a much funnier place to inhabit and forever changed the way we think about towels extraterrestrial poetry and especially the number 42 And then too soon he was goneJust who was this impossibly tall Englishman who wedded science fiction and absurdist humor to create the multimillion selling five book “trilogy” that became a cult phenomenon read round the world Even if you’ve dined in the Restaurant at the End of the Univers This isn't just a must read for Adams fans it's also a must read for writers or any other creative type who enjoys the sweet torture of procrastination Adams was a master of the genreI'm not much of a biographies person but this one is almost like hanging out with Adams he's that well captured

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Wish You Were Here The Official Biography of Douglas AdamsE you’ve been exposed to only a portion of the offbeat endearing and irresistible Adams mystiue Have you met the only official unofficial member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus The very first person to purchase a Macintosh computer The first and thus far only author to play a guitar solo onstage with Pink Floyd Adams was also the writer so notorious for missing deadlines that he had to be held captive in a hotel room under the watchful eye of his editor; the creator of the epic computer game Starship Titanic ; and a globetrotting wildlife crusaderA longtime friend of the author Nick Webb reveals many uirks and contradictions Adams as the high tech gadget junkie and lavish gift giver irrepressible ham and painfully timid soul gregarious conversationalist and brooding 25ish Full confession I was one of those school kid nerds who discovered Adams' work and completely fell in love with it I picked this up on impulse at the library and sadly struggled to get through it There were lots of great stories about Adams the author was a friend of his but there were So Many Names I think if I had been familiar with 70s 80s famous media Brits I would have enjoyed it As it was I kept stumbling and pausing Should I know who this is Still love Adams' work and admire his talents despite his uirks He sounds like a great chap to have a pint with

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Download Wish You Were Here The Official Biography of Douglas Adams Ebook ↠ 368 pages ï Naturaltreatment Ý It all started when Douglas Adams demolished planet Earth in order to make way for an intergalactic expressway–and then invited everyone to thumb a ride onDepressive brilliant intellect and prickly egotist Into the brief span of forty nine years Douglas Adams exuberantly crammed lives than the most resilient cat–while still finding time and energy to pursue whatever side projects captivated his ever inuisitive mind By turns touching tongue in cheek and not at all timid about telling the warts and all truth Wish You Were Here is summation as celebration– a look back at a life well worth the vicarious reliving and studded with anecdote droll comic incident and heartfelt insight as its subject’s own unforgettable tales of cosmic wanderlust For the countless fans of Douglas Adams and his uniue and winsome world here is a wonderful postcard to be read reread and treasured for the memories it bears From the Hardcover editi Another thrift store find and a fantastic one at that Douglas Adams was a difficult genius and Nick Webb did a wonderful job of telling the story in a very even handed manner He admits Adams's shortcomings as well as some of his unpublicized triumphs Webb's writing is also great A biography has never been so fun He has a uirky humor much like Adams that makes it an enjoyable read The only bummer is that the book was published before the movie was released I would have loved to hear his thoughts on the movie and the thoughts of all the other creative minds behind Hitchhiker's to see how they felt about it I personally love the movie