Then Again

Author(s): Diane Keaton
Original Publish Date: Nov 15, 2011
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Audio (2.98 hours)
Product Number: Z100023924
Released: Nov 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307934048
Narrator/s: Diane Keaton
Publisher: Books on Tape
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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times People Vogue ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR -Financial Times Chicago Sun-Times The Independent Bookreporter The Sunday Business Post Mom loved adages, quotes, slogans. There were always little reminders pasted on the kitchen wall. For example, the word THINK. I found THINK thumbtacked on a bulletin board in her darkroom. I saw it Scotch-taped on a pencil box she'd collaged. I even found a pamphlet titled THINK on her bedside table. Mom liked to THINK. So begins Diane Keaton's unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself. In it you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always-thinking Dorothy Hall. To write about herself, Diane realized she had to write about her mother, too, and how their bond came to define both their lives. In a remarkable act of creation, Diane not only reveals herself to us, she also lets us meet in intimate detail her mother. Over the course of her life, Dorothy kept eighty-five journals-literally thousands of pages-in which she wrote about her marriage, her children, and, most probingly, herself. Dorothy also recorded memorable stories about Diane's grandparents. Diane has sorted through these pages to paint an unflinching portrait of her mother-a woman restless with intellectual and creative energy, struggling to find an outlet for her talents-as well as her entire family, recounting a story that spans four generations and nearly a hundred years. More than the autobiography of a legendary actress, Then Again is a book about a very American family with very American dreams. Diane will remind you of yourself, and her bonds with her family will remind you of your own relationships with those you love the most.

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Author(s): Diane Keaton
Product Number EB00165906
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9781588369420

Professional reviews

"The highly successful actress Diane Keaton, best known for ANNIE HALL, writes and reads this irksome, confusing, and eccentric memoir, which is, nevertheless, charming at moments in its truthfulness. Emphasizing her thoughts and feelings in a stream-of-consciousness style, Keaton writes her own story on a parallel track with her mother's biography. The variety of the collage of words is at odds with her monochromatic reading. The famously quirky actress doesn't seem motivated to dramatically deliver the highs and lows of her quite fascinating life. She addresses particular segments of her experiences, including her relatively recent adoption of two children, but details of her professional life and her perspectives on acting are disappointingly absent. W.A.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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