The Secret Life of Humphrey Bogart: The Early Years (1899-1931)

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  1. 29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
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    Don’t Waste Your Money, February 27, 2010
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    Anthony Denton (California) –

    Don’t waste a cent or a moment of your time on this poorly written pile of trash. Is there a gay agenda here? First Newman, now McQueen? Come on now-direct quotes from more than 30-50 years ago? Be real. This is simply a sleezy pornographic book. McQueen was not a saint by any means and perhaps did lead a lurid life but if you want a more balanced and truthful version of his life, read some of the other books out there, including a good one by his ex-wife.

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  2. 39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
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    Gay Science Fiction, December 16, 2009
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    aglaess (Littleton, CO) –

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    So now its McQueen’s turn to be dragged through author Porter’s imaginary toilet. According to Porter’s gay dreams, grown men spend every free second of their day in bed with each other. Apparently they walk around shouting to the world that they like “sloppy seconds” also.

    If it wasn’t so gross, it would be laughable. Would somebody please lawyer up and make this guy, and his publisher reconsider their business plan?

    Chad, give me a call and we’ll pay Porter a visit.

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  3. 10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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    Don’t buy this book, October 18, 2010
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    I can appreciate that Steve McQueen was somewhat mysterious, and that perhaps all of the details of his life will never be fully known. However, I can also tell you that, especially in the 1950s-60s, that not EVERY male that Steve McQueen came into contact with was gay and wanted to have sex with him as this book suggests. I think that Mr. Porter certainly has an agenda and it is unfortunate that his book is not properly categorized as “fiction”. I put this book down after chapter three because up until that point he had had sex with every single man in the book and I knew that if he had sex with the next person, I was done. Sure enough, the next person he was described as meeting was Marlon Brando, and guess what? They had sex, apparently. If it is all true, then shame on me for thinking that Steve McQueen was the epitome of male bravado and sexuality but if it is indeed all a lie then shame on Darwin Porter for attempting to ruin the name of someone he will never have the pleasure of sleeping with.

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