With raw honesty and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs a ...more
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Sally Field…My first introduction being either Steel Magnolias or Forrest Gump? I had heard of Gidget, the happy-go-lucky, girl-next-door, cute, charming, all smiles.
Sally Field has a story to tell. It took her seven years to write it and a lifetime to live and process it. ...more
While visiting my mom in Arizona,
she and her neighbor were both talking about Sally.
I was pretty surprised to hear them call her a “cold fish”.
Sally Field, was my
Mother’s neighbor in their small private golf
community at that time.
I had met Sally once - years prior when I was a young teen, in Oakland, California. She was “Giget”, to me then: a cute perky ‘star’. It was exciti ...more
Margaret Morlan, Sally Field’s mother, was discovered by a talent scout sitting in the audience at a Pasadena Playhouse, and she almost instantly had an acting career. She was 23 when her career began, and was modestly successfu ...more
Academy Award winning actress Sally Field, tells her story about a challenging and lonely childhood, the career that helped her find her voice, and her journey as an actress, daughter and a mother. She has captivated the nation for more than five decades beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From her early roles as Gidget, and The Flying Nun to the complexity of Sybil, Norma Rae and ...more
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
If booksellers need to call this autobiography a memoir for sales purposes then it should be labeled a literary memoir. The first thing the reader needs to know is that this is not a kiss-and-tell book. If that is what you are looking for, search somewhere else. I’m sure there are a few promiscuous celebs out there with juicy memoirs currently on the bestseller list. This life story “isn’t about Hollywood or an ...more
I found this to be a very engaging and poignant memoir by one of my favorite actresses. I thought it was beautifully and intelligently expressed and really enjoyed listening to her reading of the audiobook. This was the 2nd night in a row I’d be staying up to listen to another book, and I’m sure I nodded off in a couple of places being so tired. So I plan to listen to it again to find any parts I may have missed.
I’ve always been aware that she is brave, but I’m really blown a ...more
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Sally Field has been in my life from the beginning.
She was the cute Gidget...
The Unbelievable Flying Nun...
The woman in Smokey and the Bandit...
She broke her typecasting with Stay Hungry...
And then she Leaped to the Next Level with Norma Rae...
Causing the Oscar Moment none of us will ever forget...
"You Like me, You Really Like Me..."
And We Loved her, We Really Have for So Many Years...
Now This is Her Time... Breaking It All Down ... ...more
The audiobook is read by the author, which makes the book so much more personable and compelling. Highly recommended!
I highly recommend this one.
I just watched Maniac, on NETFLIX, that she stars in. Quite good!
Wow! I actually read this engaging, honest and illuminating memoir in one sitting. The brutal honesty and objectivity that Ms Field displays in openly discovering and relating her life-long battle with self-esteem and why she's the person that she is is refreshing and helped me to see some of the same traps I've also fallen into in my own life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has come from a family that hides it's secrets or where abuse ...more
Field details her work with the Actors Studio. She shares her deep commitment to acting as an art as well as a craft and her determination to bu ...more
She did not use a ghostwriter, and I think she worked hard to capture her truth. She conveyed the creeping horror of childhood abuse, and the bumpy ascent to awareness of her talent and goals. She pushed hard against patriarchal constraints (and her own fractured/emotionally damaged self) to fully develop her talent.
Even as we are awash in stories of abuse in Hollywood, hearing detailed truths from living actresses bolsters the cause of sup ...more
I couldn't put this book down. She unflinching put her life under a microscope and let me peer in. Thank you!
Whilst many autobiographies are very externally driven - telling the reader about the acts and deeds of their life - this is far more introspective. Sally is trying to understand the "why" questions surrounding her actions, and thus this feels much more personal than many in this genre.
Sally's early life is covered in more detail than the latter years, and the title refers to her looking at her life in ...more
Breathtaking in so many ways. Beautifully written as if in a trance with you in it as well. I think the early years were filled in but I also feel there was much more to tell that pushed away once the Burt piece hit. I'm hoping a follow up can happen as she continues her journey. Hauntingly beautiful.