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Posted April 7, 2009
I LOVED (!!!) this book
I've always admired Cloris Leachman, but after reading her autobiography (which read much more like an award winning fiction novel), I'm even more impressed.
Ms. Leachman has had an incredible life. And, while she has been on the on the arms of future presidents and has worked with some of the most famous of stars, she has maintained her humor, love and personal self.
I would encourage EVERYONE to buy a copy of this book. It's extremely fast reading - you won't want to put it down! It's warm, sensitive, amusing and makes you feel like you know this wonderful woman.
Please !!! Try it out - it's one of the best reads I've had this year !
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Cloris Leachman autobiography gave an interesting account of her life and experiences, and yet left me feeling that her "successes" were empty.
Cloris repeatedly remarks on how thin/small she was, how ridiculously talented she was and how many roles were handed to her, without her even needing to audition. Although she mentions neglecting her three small children and essentially ignoring her husband's pleas on their behalf to return to them, she chooses instead to remain loyal to her career and remain miles away on location. She described being broken-hearted that they did not recognize her upon her return (Bryan actually asking if she was really their mother), but life went on, as did her career.
Sexual dalliances by her husband and herself were not surprising, given her self-serving, ego-centric existence, where feeling good at all costs seems to be her prime motivator.
Her fear of nearing the end of life and her refusal or inability to develop a spiritual side to herself left me feeling that she missed the point of why we are all here. If only somewhere along the way she had developed an appreciation and understanding of why she was given the remarkable gifts she has enjoyed and shared, this stage of her life would likely be more palatable and she could look forward to reaping the rewards of a life well lived.
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Posted June 6, 2009
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