I love this book. It is wise, funny, surprising, touching, and wonderful company
Adam Andrusier has created that rare thing: a memoir which delivers the coming-of-age but also reaches far beyond. The writing here about family is excellent, the characters and scenes memorable, but from the first they're engaged also in a history. Two Hitlers and a Marilyn takes in the world as widely as possible, always searching for significance and connection
A comic and poignant memoir about growing up in the suburbs, fandom, stalking Ronnie Barker, and much more. A funny, moving read
At times hilarious, at others heartbreaking, Andrusier's memoir provides a fascinating insight into obsession
Madcap and thoroughly engaging, Adam Andrusier's vivid memoir brings to mind the early Philip Roth. This is a book of antic comedy that resonates and intrigues
A fabulously interesting book and incredibly pleasurable to read. Very funny and strangely entrancing. It is about so much, but effortlessly
Hilarious and moving.
A charming, honest, moving and highly entertaining memoir in autographs. It captures the insanities of ambition, celebrity, obsession, love and marriage with accuracy and compassion.
The zaniest book I've read in eons. Andrusier is a fresh new voice and more importantly he's funny as hell.
Effortlessly funny and human
A comic, affecting tale about escaping a chaotic home and discovering the truth behind the mask of fame
The obsessiveness of the collector is amusingly skewered in this memoir of rueful self-absorption
An engaging and well-told tale
A warm, witty and poignant glimpse into the past
Effortlessly told, it's a tale that spans the heartfelt and the hilarious
Andrusier has a genuine comic gift and he's remarkably technically adept. You could easily assume he had been writing this sort of stuff for years.
Offering a warm, witty and poignant glimpse into the past, Two Hitlers and a Marilyn is a memoir of fandoms, forgiveness, growing up and letting go.
A tragicomic triumph . . . Andrusier writes with an addictive deadpan style and he's blessed with an ability to evoke the comedy and pathos of everyday life.
Hugely entertaining . . . a read as out of the ordinary as the lives it chronicles.
A witty memoir about the author's lifelong involvement with autograph collecting . . . Andrusier conveys its sadness and its strange comedy.