Send Yourself Roses

Send Yourself Roses

Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles

Book - 2008
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From her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her award-winning role as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , actress Kathleen Turner's unique blend of beauty, intelligence, and raw sexuality has driven her personal and professional life. Now, in this gutsy memoir, the screen icon tells us of the risks she's taken and the lessons she's learned-sometimes the hard way. For the first time, Turner shares her childhood challenges-a life lived in countries around the world until her father, a State Department official whom she so admired, died suddenly when she was a teenager. She talks about her twenty year marriage, and why she and her husband recently separated, her close relationship with her daughter, her commitment to service, and how activism in controversial causes has bolstered her beliefs. And Turner reveals the pain and heartbreak of her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and how, in spite of it, she made a daring decision: to take a break from the movies and relaunch her stage career. Along the way, Turner describes what it's like to work with legends like Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, William Hurt, Steve Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, John Waters, Edward Albee...and, with characteristic irreverent humor, shares her behind-the-screen stories of dealing with all types of creative, intimidating, and inspiring characters. Kathleen Turner has always known that she would play the lead in the story of her life. It's impossible not to take her lessons on living, love, and leading roles to heart. And it won't be long until you'll be sending yourself roses!
Publisher: New York : Springboard, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446581127
Branch Call Number: 792.028 T854a 2008
Characteristics: v, 265 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Feldt, Gloria 1942-


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Aug 16, 2012

I read a lot of celebrity memoirs. It's a guilty pleasure. Sad to say, this was one of the worst ones I have read.Turner is a strong woman she also comes across as extremley arrogant. The book itself is based on conversations Turner had with a close friend. The friend then wrote the book which is poorly written and poorly edited. For better literary quality in the genre I recommed Just Kids by Patti Smith and Then Again by Diane Keaton.


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