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Ten years after Bacall received the National Book Award for her first memoir, By Myself, Bacall wanted the world to know who she was later: not merely a famous celluloid image, or Humphrey Bogart's other half, but a woman who experienced both loss and achievement in her career as well as in her personal life. With such an aim in mind, her second memoir reads almost as an extension to her more comprehensive autobiography. She fills gaps in the chronology of her first book with sensitive ruminations on her family ...
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Overview

Ten years after Bacall received the National Book Award for her first memoir, By Myself, Bacall wanted the world to know who she was later: not merely a famous celluloid image, or Humphrey Bogart's other half, but a woman who experienced both loss and achievement in her career as well as in her personal life. With such an aim in mind, her second memoir reads almost as an extension to her more comprehensive autobiography. She fills gaps in the chronology of her first book with sensitive ruminations on her family life, her marriages to Bogart and Jason Robards, her friendships with the likes of Laurence Olivier and John Huston, and her stage, screen, and television projects. Her forthright style is honest, engaging, and often poignant as she speaks of career highs and hiatuses, of loneliness and love. Readers who want to know about Bacall's early career should refer to her first book. For the quiet reflections of a true star, Now is the book to read.

This new e-book edition contains twenty black & white and color photos not offered in previous editions.
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times
"FRANK AND AMUSING...[AND] BRIMMING WITH CONFESSIONS...Part career memoir and part meditation on what it's like to be a single woman of lingering glamour, enduring vitality and advancing age...The book has the Bacall voice behind it. Her writing echoes her deep, sardonic, no-nonsense timbre and jazzy tempo...."
The Washington Post Book World
"HER PROSE IS SPARE AND HONEST....A kaleidoscope of thoughts and ideas on loneliness, aging, and above all, surviving...There are also poignant reminiscences of the golden years of Hollywood and many of its leading creators."
The New York Times Book Review
"SHE REMINDS US OF SOME FAMILIAR TRUTHS WORTH ATTENDING TO. . . .What she's writing about, Ms. Bacall explains, is 'life' and indeed her musings about getting older, about intimations of mortality, about living solo, about letting go of one's children will resonate with women who, like her, are of a certain age."
Publishers Weekly
“She is brave enough to present her life without excuses.”
Newsday - Liz Smith
"CANDID AND HONEST...A philosophical looking-backward and forward--an inquiry into the question 'Is that all there is?' "
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015551860
  • Publisher: Renaissance Literary & Talent
  • Publication date: 10/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 50,131
  • File size: 260 KB

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    Terrific book by Lauren Bacall... She is such a wonderful trea

    Terrific book by Lauren Bacall... She is such a wonderful treasure!

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