Book Review – Everybody Behaves Badly by Lesley Blume

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also RisesEverybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises by Lesley M.M. Blume
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you ever wondered what the story was behind Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, you might want to pick up a copy of Everyone Behaves Badly. The book tells about Hemingway’s real-life experiences that led to the writing of the book and the people that he (not too subtly) based the characters on. From a disastrous, drama-filled trip to a bull-fighting festival to a literary masterpiece, Lesley Blume shows us the evolution of the novel and the creation of Hemingway’s larger-than-life persona. While I found the book interesting and certainly enjoyed hearing about what happened to the real-life Brett Ashley, Hemingway himself comes across as petty, back-stabbing and willing (if not eager) to bit any and all hands who fed him.

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