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AfterImage: A Brokenhearted Memoir of a Charmed Life
     

AfterImage: A Brokenhearted Memoir of a Charmed Life

by Carla Malden
 

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The eye experiences an afterimage when a bright light is extinguished. But there are also afterimages of the heart, afterimages that remain imprinted well beyond the time a beloved has died. In this beautifully told memoir, Carla Malden shares her journey from the time of her husband's cancer diagnosis through his death, to folding his absence into her life and

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The eye experiences an afterimage when a bright light is extinguished. But there are also afterimages of the heart, afterimages that remain imprinted well beyond the time a beloved has died. In this beautifully told memoir, Carla Malden shares her journey from the time of her husband's cancer diagnosis through his death, to folding his absence into her life and carrying on.

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"I've spent my professional life telling stories. AFTERIMAGE does exactly that and touches us where we live. It is compelling, moving, raw — with moments of surprising humor. I try to leave my audiences with meaningful and enduring images from my movies. That's exactly what Carla Malden achieves with her newest book." — Michael Douglas "Carla Malden traces the awful journey of her young husband's illness and death with such precision and care, expressing the emotion between the exhilaration of hope and the darkness of reality so powerfully, that her eloquence turns grief into poetry and enlightenment." — Blythe Danner "Carla Malden's memoir about her husband and screenwriting partner Laurence Starkman is a haunting story of love and loss, and a demonstration of the courage required to put a broken life together again." — Susan Cooper, author of The Dark is Rising "All I can say is WOW!!! I read for a living which means I consume over 50 books a year just to prep for my show. Never has one made me cry until I read this manuscript. Although this is a book that will tug at your heart, it is like the tug on a fishing line when you know you've got a big one. I can't wait to share it with others. I'd be honored to have author Carla Malden as a guest on my show. This is more than a book, it's a blessing for anyone who reads it." — Barry Kibrick, Producer and Host: Between the Lines Emotionally raw from start to finish, the story . . . also celebrates a rare and profound love that transcended death. A brutally candid memoir of the 'all-consuming and profoundly uncomplicated' power of grief." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762780136
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

CARLA MALDEN has been a screenwriter and published author for over twenty years. With her husband, Laurence Starkman, she wrote twelve feature screenplays which have been optioned by producers such as Jonathan Sanger, Nick Vanoff, Tamara Asseyev and Robert Rehme. The screenwriting team of Malden & Starkman served as rewrite guns-for-hire on feature films and cable programs. Malden co-wrote and produced the short romantic comedy Whit & Charm, which screened at eight major film festivals, including The Hamptons, and won several awards. She also co-created and wrote a series of Cine Golden Eagle Award winning Art History films produced in association with The Detroit Institute of Art and The National Gallery. Raised in Los Angeles, Malden began her career as the assistant to renowned director Elia Kazan, on his final film, The Last Tycoon. She went on to work in production and development for such producer/directors as Warren Beatty and John Wilder. She later became Production Coordinator on several feature films and movies for television. Along with her father, Academy Award winning actor Karl Malden, she co-authored his critically acclaimed memoir, "When Do I Start?," published by Simon & Schuster, was hailed as “a joy to read, written with passionate intensity,” and “the best of the bunch.” Booklist remarked: “Carla Malden tells [this] story engagingly and literately.” Malden graduated Magna Cum Laude from U.C.L.A. with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society for her academic achievement.

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