LIFE AND OPINIONS OF MAF THE DOG:


LIFE AND OPINIONS OF MAF THE DOG:

ANDREW O'HAGAN    Book Number: 86888    Product format: Paperback

Showbiz and politics have never come together more outrageously, combustibly, thrillingly and, ultimately, tragically as they did in early 1960s America. This novel is quite unique, offering comedy and tragedy and startling insights into Hollywood, psychotherapy, politics, literary in-fighting, the nature of power and bullying, plus a private portrait of one the world's most famous and troubled women - all seen from the viewpoint of her dog. The canine in question was born in Sussex, and was a Maltese terrier of long and distinguished pedigree. Then in June 1960 he travelled across the globe to California, to the house of Frank Sinatra, who gave him as a gift to his "friend" Marilyn Monroe. She called him Mafia Honey - Maf for short - and he was with her for the last two years of her life. She took him everywhere and he saw everything. He loved liver, shoes and the mysteries of art, but most of all he loved his owner. Maf pulls no punches when it comes to defending his mistress, be it from humans or other animals encroaching on his turf. His description of the infamous strop thrown by Sinatra after Kennedy turned down his invitation to stay is absolutely priceless, and his observations on Sinatra, the other Rat Packers, Hollywood bigwigs, Kennedy and his entourage and, of course, their pets are both prescient and extremely funny. 279pp paperback.
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ISBN 9780571216017
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