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Scott Adlai Stevenson is a third cousin to the man who once ran for president. Scott was born in Hollywood, California in 1954. His family spent a couple of years in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, but the bulk of his childhood was spent in Southern California. At the ripe old age of fifteen, Scott ran away from home. He made his way to the San Francisco Bay area and eventually landed in Maui, Hawaii. When he was seventeen, he found himself living with nomadic tribes high in the mountains of Morocco, and he married the Granddaughter of a Berber chieftain. It was at this point in his life that his odyssey of drug smuggling, high adventure and international intrigue shifted into high gear.
on June 18, 2013 :
I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. I initially started reading it and soon realised it was a biography, but then a few chapters in it got really interesting and I could not put it down. The story of Scott Adlai Stevenson's life to date is very entertaining but its also like watching a car crash. You know it isn't going to end well. However, by the time he fell in love for the 3rd time I did see a pattern emerging.
I recommend this book as I found it well written on the whole although a phrase about "walls being covered in shit, blood and faeces" comes to mind and there were a few grammatical bug bears I overlooked. Overall an entertaining read no matter how much you don't relate to Scott. There's no denying he's had one hell of an adventure in life.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)