Sunday, November 11, 2018

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #InPieces by @sally_field via #partner @HachetteUS who provided a #free #reviewcopy


In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.

One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.

With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

In Pieces
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
#FirstLine ~ Prologue: There was no proscenium arch, no curtains or lights to create an illusion, no proper stage at all.

This memoir was SO good. I loved it from cover to cover. There is so much honestly within this book, so much bravery, vulnerability and heart. It was one of those books that moves you to the core. You feel honored to be allowed into Fields world and to witness the highs and loves, joys and sorrows and everything in between. I loved how beautiful this book was, it was so deep and so moving. I loved that there was inspiration throughout. There was also insight on how relationships, although complicated, can provide so many lessons by embracing them for what they are...good or bad. A beautiful book and one that book clubs will devour!

Sally Field

Sally Field is an American actress and director. Her acting career began in 1965, when she landed the role of Frances Elizabeth 'Gidget' Lawrence in Gidget. Since then she has appeared and directed TV movies and miniseries. She won the Oscar for Best Actress for both Norma Rae in 1979 and Places in the Heart in 1984. Field also won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Brothers & Sisters in 2006.

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