S.K. Autobiography

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Are the only books about himself that SK endorses by Douglas E. Winter? Or are there other ones he endorses as well?
It may be semantics, but "endorses" isn't exactly the word I'd use. There are a number of books for which he's agreed to do interviews and those are ones that you can count on his having had no objections to being published. If you have a question about a specific book, that might be easier to answer than giving a broad statement about which is which.
 

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It may be semantics, but "endorses" isn't exactly the word I'd use. There are a number of books for which he's agreed to do interviews and those are ones that you can count on his having had no objections to being published. If you have a question about a specific book, that might be easier to answer than giving a broad statement about which is which.
The Rogak one is the only one available here, the only one translated apart from On Writing. Did he have objections to that?

And is there one of the books about him he particularly likes?
 

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The Rogak one is the only one available here, the only one translated apart from On Writing. Did he have objections to that?

And is there one of the books about him he particularly likes?
There are a number of books, including the Rogak one, that he would have preferred not be written/published but not to the point that he would actively try to prevent that from happening.

If he has a preference for any of them, he hasn't shared that with me.
 

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There are a number of books, including the Rogak one, that he would have preferred not be written/published but not to the point that he would actively try to prevent that from happening.

If he has a preference for any of them, he hasn't shared that with me.
Thanks. If he was not happy with the Rogak book I don't really see the purpose of reading it, you just don't know what is fact and what isn't then.
It seems he has not prevented any book about him from being published. As far as I know the only time he ever sued was over The Lawnmower Man film adaptation.
 
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Thanks. If he was not happy with the Rogak book I don't really see the purpose of reading it, you just don't know what is fact and what isn't then.
It seems he has not prevented any book about him from being published. As far as I know the only time he ever sued was over The Lawnmower Man film adaptation.
The lawnmower man was just not even close they just used his name
 

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Was it negative? Believable anything new any thing hard to belive
No. It was intelligent, non-worshipful but respectful, and because it is told through an outsider's perspective I was able to envision King's life in a new way. There are no exploitative chapters or dirty secrets. It's just a short, well told biography. It's been years since I read it, though.
 

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No. It was intelligent, non-worshipful but respectful, and because it is told through an outsider's perspective I was able to envision King's life in a new way. There are no exploitative chapters or dirty secrets. It's just a short, well told biography. It's been years since I read it, though.
This is the one that femal wrote right? Hmm I may need to look for this one again
 
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