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by Katharine Hepburn
     
 

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Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four-time Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoir.

A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year

A Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection

NOTE: This edition

Overview

Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four-time Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoir.

A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year

A Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection

NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Beloved actress Hepburn's episodic autobiography spent 24 weeks on PW 's hardcover bestseller list and was a BOMC main selection in cloth. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
YA-- Katherine Hepburn is, at 84, still the positive, feisty, upper-class lady she portrayed in The Philadelphia Story . Her autobiography, clearly not ghostwritten, tells some stories of her life but not all--she comes from a class that didn't let it all hang out. Her 27-year affair with Spencer Tracy is discussed with fond memories (the years together were to her ``absolute bliss'')--the idea that it was scandalous at the time doesn't seem to cross her mind, and she is surprised to find that Tracy's wife thought the affair was only a rumor. She seems to remember almost everyone fondly--her wonderful parents; her loving, supportive husband, whom she admits she treated badly; the numerous beaus, directors, and fellow actors with whom she worked. More than 160 black-and-white photos lend credibility to her enduring beauty, but it's the somewhat breathless, positive prose that makes Hepburn come alive as herself or as she wishes to be seen--an uncomplaining, stalwart, lucky, admired, and ``classy'' lady. --Diana C. Hirsch, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307807687
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/12/2011
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Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
117,154
File size:
22 MB
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'Kit! Kathy is in the top of the hemlock! 'Yes, I know. Don't scare her. She doesn't know that it's dangerous.' That exchange between a concerned neighbor and a small girl's mother offers a telling glimpse into the childhood Katharine Hepburn's parents gave her. Being adventurous - physically as well as intellectually - was simply expected. No one should pick this book up expecting a conventionally structured, conventionally worded autobiography. Miss Hepburn tells her life's stories as if her readers were sitting down for a visit. She moves through her long life in approximately linear fashion, but she never sticks to a timeline when doing that would keep her thoughts from flowing freely. She's frank without being vulgar, and she describes her own behavior - including those times when it was less than admirable - in forthright, honest terms. An interesting look into the mind and heart of one very interesting person.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives good insight into who and what Katharine Hepburn was. It is written as though she is speaking to you. Highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Such a powerful woman. She reminds me of the kind of woman my grandmother was. So out spoken and adventurous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Katharine Hepburn has always been my idol, and this book just makes me love her even more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful, very entertaining look at the life of the greatest actress to ever live. She was a very strong, independent woman with such class. There will never be another like Katherine. This book is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is the best book ever.I also think that it is a great book for young readers who need a little lift in thier life!I would recomend this book to anyone who likes adventure and romance!This is also a good book for a book report incase a child or even a teenager needs to do for their school report.If you need to make a report this might be the book your teacher might enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was like listening to her tell you stories. I am looking forward to 'listening' again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cried and I read it all in one sitting. This is the absoloute best book i have ever read. A must for any Katherine Hepburn fan, and anyone else who just wants a good book. I loved it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I think Katharine Hepburn was a down to earth person. I love her movies and I have read other books about her.
Anonymous 9 months ago
It's like listening to Katherine Hepburn speak. Story after story, jumping from topic to topic. It really is like listening to an older person tell their stories. Overall it was a good history of old Hollywood, but finding the point of some of the stories was a chore.
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Walked in"whats goin on"
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elfBP More than 1 year ago
I am recommending this but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I wanted more of her personality and didn't feel that. Somehow her humor didn't come through in the book. Sad because she was a very interesting woman.
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Sighed
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She is locked out of the book i guess....
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Already did
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