In Pieces Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time, and now she tells her story for the first time in this intimate and haunting literary memoir. In her own words, she writes about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.
Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17. From Gidget’s sweet-faced ‘girl next door' to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-winning ferocity and depth of her role in Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.
With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind the scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships including, most importantly, her complicated love for her own mother.
Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the 20th century.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 41 minutes|
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|Audible.com.au Release Date||18 September 2018|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio UK|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 3,497 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
43 in Individual Directors
335 in Memoirs (Books)
393 in Biographies & Memoirs (Audible Books & Originals)
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The final few chapters seemed rushed compared to the early chapters. Several tales from her life have been carefully constructed to protect those still living (or whom died shortly after the book was published....)
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As she grew up she showed every sign of a needy person. Her children came second to her men as well. She is chasing a career. Her mother steps in when needed to look after the youngsters as and when needed as mother and daughter try to mend their relationship over many years. Bert Reynolds seems to be the chance for money and marriage. Not a chance. He doesn’t understand or want the children. Doesn’t want to spend any money, And definitely doesn’t see marriage. Leaving her children with her mother every night to dash to Burts bed. Dashing back to children every morning to get them ready for school, then back to Burt who needed waiting on. All the while meeting other women in secret. Although she was aware everything was not going well she kept trying.
Title is dead right in pieces.
She comes across as a selfish and so needy, it made me cringe. It's me,me, me all the way through. The sad part is that she can't see that even now. She's still thinking she's been so hard done by. I think she needs to wake up and admit the truth.
She made her poor mother out to be a down and out alcoholic at the start of the book, but who was there to look after her children continually throughout their lives especially when she was running here and there for Burt?
She also has a lot of selective memory in this book. There's a lot of " I can't remember " Very convenient for her.
I've enjoyed some of her films and appreciate she was a a reasonable actress, but at what cost to her family?
I gave this book a 2 star because I actually finished it.
Must admit I skimmed through about a third of this drivel though.