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A MEMOIR WITH A MOTTO: "LIVE LIFE TO THE MAX"

Feet First - Ben Finney

On the whole, this was an interesting memoir by the author, who lived life to full over the course of five decades.   Ben Finney travelled the world many times over, worked in film (both silent and sound), visited Angkor Wat during the 1920s, saw combat in the U.S. Marine Corps in both World Wars and the Korean War, and formed friendships with the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, Elsa Maxwell, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall, John O'Hara, Charles MacArthur, and Joe DiMaggio. 

 

The book also has lots of interesting photos, which are an encapsulation of various stages of Finney's life.    Any reader who enjoys memoirs will find "Feet First" a rewarding experience at 245 pages.