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|Format:||Paperback, 320 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations (some col.), ports.|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 10 May 2012|
An intimate memoir by one of America's most acclaimed and beloved actresses. From the woman know to millions as Annie Hall, Then Again is the fascinating story of an actress's rise to fame, of her relationships with brilliant talents such as Woody Allen and Al Pacino, and her struggle with bulimia. But it is also an account of her family, a lively group of siblings growing up on the West coast in the 1960s, and above all of her mother, Dorothy Hall - a woman restless with intellectual and creative energy, struggling to find an output for her talents. A brilliant insight into the life of a legendary actress, Then Again is also an unforgettable memoir of family, dreams, and the bonds that tie us to those we love the most.
About the Author
Diane Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the past forty years, including the Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, Baby Boom, The First Wives Club, and Something's Gotta Give. Her many awards include the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. Keaton lives with her daughter and son in Los Angeles.
In 1977, Keaton won our hearts as the ditzy, goofy, and adorable Annie Hall in Woody Allen's Academy Award-winning movie. Her carefree and happy-go-lucky attitude, tempered by her insecurities, in many ways launched her career, though she had already appeared in Allen's Sleeper and her first big role came in Hair on Broadway. Until this eloquent, thoughtful, and often funny memoir, we knew little about Keaton's life and her family. With an ingenious approach, Keaton weaves together with her own story a memoir of her mother, Dorothy, in whom Keaton finds deep inspiration. She offers a few glimpses of her relationships with Allen, Warren Beatty, and Al Pacino, and her descriptions of her family, especially Grammy Hall and Keaton's brother, Randy, eerily parallel Annie's family in Allen's movie. The brilliance of Keaton's memoir, however, comes in her deep probing of the power and love of family and its influence on our relationships with our own children. Verdict This is a powerful memoir, written with verve by a woman who takes time to think as she writes. [See Prepub Alert, 5/9/11.]-Henry L. Carrigan Jr., Evanston, IL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
This audio production of Keaton's memoir delivers something you won't get in the print edition: Diane Keaton herself. As a narrator, Keaton's personality, talent, and vulnerability shine through-whether she is describing heartbreak (take that, Al Pacino), revealing a never-before-disclosed struggle with an eating disorder, or acting goofy and showcasing her famously funny side. Keaton's delivery is conversational throughout, and listeners will feel as if they're sitting around the kitchen table swapping stories with the Hollywood legend. Most significantly, the performance captures the tenderness of Keaton's relationship with her mother, Dorothy Keaton Hall. This audio weaves Hall's journal entries, by turns joyous and painful, with Keaton's memories from her childhood and adult life. Entertaining and a must for fans. A Random House hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
'A brilliant memoir ... What an exceptionally tender book' The Times 'Fans will relish her accounts of relationships with Woody Allen, Al Pacino and Warren Beatty. The anecdotes are excellent, and the self-modesty not false' Mark Sanderson, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year 'Just what we wanted from the Annie Hall star, an autobiography as quirky, funny and mannered as her best-known roles' Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, Books of the Year 'Beautifully written' Women's Own
|Publisher: ||Fourth Estate Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.27 kg)|