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PHILIPPE STEALS MY HEART
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2014
Full disclosure: I am an unabashed Philippe Petit fan.
Having said that, like being a baseball fan, when my fav. baseball player strikes out, it hurts me just that much more. Here, I am very happy to report, he not only hits a grand slam and rounds the bases floating on his cloud of mystical creativity—but, he includes the fans of this book in his "crime" which he calls "c r e a t i v i t y."
Merci Monsieur! Merci! Like his other books Mr. Petit does not need a wire to walk, oranges to juggle or a lock to pick. It is fairly stated in the beginning by a jacket-blurbing fan that Philippe Petit has provided humanity "with one of the great works of art of the 20th century"…my, how limiting!
I'd amend that adulation: This book, his life, his insight into his process, is one of the greatest works (and guides)…ever.