Her Again

Becoming Meryl Streep
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100113508
Released: Apr 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062471260
Narrator/s: Eliza Foss
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A portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession: the first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep—the "Iron Lady" of acting, nominated for nineteen Oscars and winner of three—that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling with love, feminism, and her astonishing talent. In 1975 Meryl Streep, a promising young graduate of the Yale School of Drama, was finding her place in the New York theater scene. Burning with talent and ambition, she was like dozens of aspiring actors of the time—a twenty-something beauty who rode her bike everywhere, kept a diary, napped before performances, and stayed out late "talking about acting with actors in actors' bars." Yet Meryl stood apart from her peers. In her first season in New York, she won attention-getting parts in back-to-back Broadway plays, a Tony Award nomination, and two roles in Shakespeare in the Park productions. Even then, people said, "Her. Again." Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming-of-age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school, through her early days on the stage at Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama during its golden years, to her star-making roles in The Deer Hunter, Manhattan, and Kramer vs. Kramer. New Yorker contributor Michael Schulman brings into focus Meryl's heady rise to stardom on the New York stage; her passionate, tragically short-lived love affair with fellow actor John Cazale; her marriage to sculptor Don Gummer; and her evolution as a young woman of the 1970s wrestling with changing ideas of feminism, marriage, love, and sacrifice. Featuring eight pages of black-and-white photos, this captivating story of the making of one of the most revered artistic careers of our time reveals a gifted young woman coming into her extraordinary talents at a time of immense transformation, offering a rare glimpse into the life of the actress long before she became an icon.

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Author(s): Michael Schulman
Original Publish Date: Apr 26, 2016

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Author(s): Michael Schulman
Product Number EB00621540
Released: Apr 26, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062342867

Professional reviews

"Nearly everyone has heard of the multi-award-winning Hollywood icon Meryl Streep, but few know about her rise to fame. Narrator Eliza Foss's enthusiasm for the story of Streep's entry into stage acting and eventual transition to the silver screen is clearly evident, but her performance verges on being overdramatic, making every event in the actor's life take on equal importance, from her performances at Yale to her breakout role in KRAMER VS. KRAMER. Foss's animated approach to this biography is sometimes off putting, especially her theatrical renditions of some of Streep's movie dialogue. Although there are no startling revelations in this audiobook, listeners will enjoy learning about Streep's working relationships with famous directors, such as Joseph Papp, and with her fellow actors, such as Dustin Hoffman. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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