Not furiously loving "Furious Love"

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the CenturyFurious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I finally finished this book after putting it down twice because I never expected to be bored by the furious love story of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Once you make it through to the point of their first marriage the book loops over and over. New movie. New gaudy jewel. New place to live. New fights. New movie. She’s always the most beautiful and intelligent woman to ever walk the earth. He’s always wracked with guilt for abandoning family/stage/roots. They were both alcoholics and pill poppers. Shampoo, rinse, repeat.

The most interesting part for me was not their crazy opulent lifestyle, but how much Hollywood changed from their hey-day to the end of their careers.

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