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Send Yourself Roses

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  • Posted February 11, 2009

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    TURNER AT HER BEST

    SEND YOURSELF ROSES<BR/>In collaboration with<BR/>Gloria Feldt<BR/>Kathleen Turner<BR/>Springboard Press<BR/>Hachette Book Group<BR/>$14.99 ¿ paperback<BR/>263 pages<BR/>ISBN: 978-0-446-58112-7<BR/>Reviewer: Annie Slessman<BR/><BR/><BR/>Like many others, I have seen several of Kathleen Turner¿s films. Whether it is a comedy or drama role, she holds her own and usually ends up owing the picture in general with her superb performances. SEND YOURSELF ROSES in collaboration with Gloria Feldt is no exception to that rule. I found myself disappointed that the book ended. I wanted to hear more. <BR/><BR/>It was a surprise to me that Kathleen Turner has dealt with and continues to deal with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) and its debilitating effects. Like everything else that Turner takes on, she just takes on the task and comes out on the other side much stronger and wiser. She is a great voice for those who deal daily with this disease and I would think an inspiration to them as well.<BR/><BR/>Turner reveals her bout with alcoholism, her struggles with her marriage and her absolute love of her daughter, Rachel. Unlike most celebrity books, she does not drone on and on about her exploits with fellow actors and mentions them only as a support cast of characters for this work.<BR/><BR/>My impression of Turner, prior to reading this book, was that the three ¿B¿s¿ would aptly describe her ¿ bawdy, brash and beautiful. The beautiful would be correct and even the brash works sometime, but bawdy¿never.<BR/><BR/>If you like reading biographies, you will enjoy this one. If you like getting to know the famous more intimately, this book will be insightful. If you want just a plain, good read, buy this book.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    Great read!

    I really enjoyed Kathleen Turner's openess about her life. She's had such a great career and is so talented, nd she writes with openess, warmth and humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    Romancing the Roses

    Though Kathleen Turner has never been one to pull any punches, the book has already become a source of much discontent. On the other hand, when all of Kathleen's leading men are actively working in a male dominated movie industry where women are washed up at forty, I stand ringside and cheer--GO KATHLEEN! I loved the book! I admire Kathleen Turner as one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood or the New York or London stage. I found the book a good written exposition worthy of reading, and I was amused and entertained in the process.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2008

    Turner Tanks with Bio

    I really thought I would enjoy this book. What I know of Kathleen Turner's life has been anything but boring so how this book manages to become such a snooze is beyond me. KT's ego is overwhelming. She seems to spend all her time trying to make herself look good and guess what--it doesn't work! One of the worst books I have ever read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    Smart, Strong, Talented, Funny

    I don't understand those who have written that Kathleen Turner's memoir is unreadable and full of ego. Are we reading the same book? Did the reviewers read the part where she has a tendancy to blame herself when things go wrong? She gives us insights into being fifty and fabulous and realizing our full poential as women. She's honest about her disability (RA), her drinking issue, taking responsibility for the breakdown of her marriage, the guilt associated with being a working mother, etc. I think the book is good and I'm surprised by the negative comments. She is committed to her career and public service, and I think a role model for women. I recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2008

    Quite the lady

    I thought she was sexy before I read the book...now I'm sure of it! The book is a great account of her life story with insight and character. No doubt, biassed I would recomment this book because Kathleen Turner is absolutely wonderful...the phenomenal woman

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2008

    Poor Writing

    Perhaps Turner's story is worth telling, but the book is written so poorly that I had to put it down. I just couldn't go on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Ego

    Sadly, Kathleen Turner's lack of humility and her condescension to others really ruined my enjoyment of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2008

    Excellent

    I thought it was an excellent memoir and account o f her life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2007

    A reviewer

    Ok, so as a Bookseller I often get advanced reader copies of soon to be released books, and I'm sorry to say that I was very disappointed by Kathleen Turner's book, 'Send Yourself Roses'. I enjoy Kathleen's talent, a lot of her movies, and her sense of comedy. However, this one was so self-centered and self-congratulatory that I barely made it through the first couple of chapters. And, I consider myself a fan. Everyone in her life is an extra, including her former husband and child, and it just reads as very mechanical and cold. I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish this one, but it's made it's way into 'the library' in my house 'i.e., the bathroom', and we'll see if I make any further progress on it or if it gets tossed after a couple of months. For now, I'm not impressed and wish I were. She's an amazing talent but apparently a very shallow human being 'and, this is an auto-biography, so it's not like it's someone else's take on her life so far'.

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