Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend

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From the time she appeared in National Velvet, the film that skyrocketed her to international fame at age twelve in 1944, until her death, Elizabeth Taylor's beauty, allure, and personal strength captivated the world. In a career that spanned more than sixty years, she brought her raw talent and magnetism to bear in now classic films such as Father of the Bride, Suddenly, Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Giant, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Off screen, she lived just as passionately. That ...

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From the time she appeared in National Velvet, the film that skyrocketed her to international fame at age twelve in 1944, until her death, Elizabeth Taylor's beauty, allure, and personal strength captivated the world. In a career that spanned more than sixty years, she brought her raw talent and magnetism to bear in now classic films such as Father of the Bride, Suddenly, Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Giant, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Off screen, she lived just as passionately. That intensity brought her enormous joy and pain—and notoriety, whether it was from her vast collections of extraordinary fine jewelry and art to her battles with addiction and ill heath, from her internationally recognized humanitarian efforts on behalf of AIDS to her scandalous love affairs and seven highly scrutinized marriages.

This anthology reveals the candor and honesty with which the actress led her extraordinary life. Here are Elizabeth's first-person reflections on her childhood, career, love and marriages, motherhood, beauty, aging, extravagances, charity, and sense of self. Whether witty or poignant, these words are always demonstrative of her generous, unapologetic, and fiercely determined nature, reflecting the essence of a great star and legendary modern woman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062008398
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,418,698
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Papa is a publicist and writer living in New York City. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he is a former society page columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. This is his first book.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Not worth it

    I thought it was going to be a full book, but only 60 pages. Not worth the money, which I thoght was high.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I was lucky to see an advance copy of this book the day Taylor passed away. What a wonderful way to remember her! This is one of those rare books that you can judge by its cover: the interior is as beautiful as the exterior. Full of gorgeous photographs and snappy quotes from Taylor, A Passion for Life is a lovely tribute to her life and work. Would make a perfect gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Best Intro To Life of Elizabeth Taylor

    If you are looking to get into the know...this is the book! The author gives great information from all media and is meant to be a short book. This was the first book I read about Elizabeth and it help further my fascination and adoration for this woman.

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