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Roger Ebert's books are his legacy

Roger Ebert's books are his legacy

Rogert Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic who died today, leaves behind a rich legacy, thanks to a shelf-full of books that explore movies -- and his own life. His memoir, "Life Itself," dealt with his battle with alcoholism and the later, losing fight with thyroid cancer. He recounts, as well, his love for -- and exhaustive knowledge of -- movies. I came to admire Ebert, who worked at the Chicago Sun-Times, as he reviewed movies with fellow critic Gene Siskel on their PBS show. I liked watching them snipe playfully at each other, as they weighed the merits of the new movies. And my tastes usually paired with Ebert's. Like most critics, Ebert was always a...

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