Survivor: A Memoir

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Open Road Media #ad - One closes this fine, moving read with great respect for Christina Crawford. Kirkus Reviews. But in the years following the controversial bestseller’s publication, the author’s resilience was tested in ways she never expected. More than a personal memoir of triumph over tragedy, devastating illness, Survivor—now with a new preface for its 30th anniversary—is an enlightening spiritual roadmap to recovery for anyone who has suffered the ordeals of physical and emotional abuse, or seemingly insurmountable despair.

.  .  . Crawford’s story is not just about the will to survive; it is about the unparalleled joy of coming out on the other side, finding calm, and celebrating a fulfilling life. Hits her stride with this strong account of her simultaneous tragedies. Crawford was forced to brave a stunning backlash intended to shame her, a divorce that ruined her financially, a film adaptation that bastardized her story and compounded the trauma, a descent into alcoholism, and a massive stroke that left her paralyzed.

Survivor: A Memoir #ad - Staying true to her fighting spirit, she made a remarkable comeback. Beyond mommie dearest—the inspiring and shattering sequel to the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller. At publication the world as I knew it blew up in my face. Christina crawford’s mommie Dearest cast a spotlight on the unspoken horrors of family violence and exorcised the demons of her childhood.

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Mommie Dearest

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Open Road Media #ad - Christina was a young girl shown off to the world as a fortunate little princess. The 40th anniversary edition of the “shocking” #1 New York Times bestseller with an exclusive new introduction by the author Los Angeles Times. A fierce battle of wills, their relationship could be characterized as an ultimately successful, for Christina, struggle for independence.

But at home, controlling, her lonely, even ruthless mother made her life a nightmare. She endured and survived, becoming the voice of so many other victims who suffered in silence, and giving them the courage to forge a productive life out of chaos.  . This ebook edition features an exclusive new introduction by the author, plus rare photographs from her personal collection and one hundred pages of revealing material not found in the original manuscript.

Mommie Dearest #ad - It also shed light on the guarded world of Hollywood and stripped away the façade of Christina’s relentless, alcoholic abuser: her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford. When christina crawford’s harrowing chronicle of child abuse was first published in 1978, it brought global attention to the previously closeted subject.

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Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud

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Graymalkin Media #ad - As each fading star tried to outshine the other, lives were upended and reputations were destroyed. They were two of the most talented beauties hollywood ever produced: the elegant Joan Crawford, and the brash, a former chorus girl who shot through the ranks at MGM, tempestuous Bette Davis, a Broadway star notorious for refusing to bow to the studio bosses.

Bette davis and joan crawford are portrayed by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange in the Ryan Murphy TV series Feud. The epic story of these dueling divas is hilarious, monstrous, and tragic. Glamorous, and cruel, merciless, their feud became the stuff of legends. Based on interviews the author conducted with both actresses and more than a decade of research, Bette & Joan shows the hard-drinking, hard-fighting duo at their best and worst.

Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud #ad - Their work together in the hit film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? sowed the seeds for a mutual hatred that would consume their lives.

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Daughters of the Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origins and Aftermath

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Open Road Media #ad - Upon reconnecting with the very essence of the female spirit—that which unites all daughters throughout time—Crawford decided to pursue and discover its “herstory. Drawing on years of research, fashion, she explores every aspect of the evolution of womanhood over the past ten thousand years: culture, art, professions, customs, religion, commerce, laws, industry, marriage, family, government, and sexuality.

 . Breaking free of the emotional wreckage of her childhood and a devastating illness that challenged her physically, and spiritually, emotionally, Christina Crawford sought out an indomitable and innate inner source of power. The #1 new york times–bestselling author of Mommie Dearest explores WomanSpirit through the ages, from the Neolithic Goddess to the Inquisition to present day.

Daughters of the Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origins and Aftermath #ad - Both an enlightening journey and an invaluable reference, Daughters of the Inquisition is a testament to the rise, and lasting impact of the WomanSpirit—its givers of life, endurance, survival, its queens, and its warriors. Charting the trajectory of female communion, brutalized, crawford delves into the Goddess culture of the Neolithic period, and were deified; explores the Inquisition in which women were demonized, built empires, in which self-sovereign women governed, and erased from history; and celebrates the rebirth of the WomanSpirit and its influence over generations on the Western world.

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For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice

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Crown Archetype #ad - That night. This would be the last time anyone from her immediate family ever spoke to her. A search began which lasted an agonizing four months. After a sensational, media-saturated trial, Peterson was found guilty of capital murder and was sentenced to death on March 16, 2005. This book deals with the story in three separate sections: first, Sharon describes the ordinary, loving life her daughter led, including fond memories of her childhood and adolescence.

Third, it tells the story of the trial in detail not before revealed. Second, the community's moving search for her, disappearance, it covers her marriage, and her and Connor's eventual recovery from San Francisco Bay. Sadly, laci peterson and her son conner were found dead on the shores of San Francisco Bay on April 18, 2003.

For Laci: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Justice #ad - Her husband, scott, was eventually arrested and charged with the murder of Laci and Connor. Sharon will also talk about victim's rights, a subject on which she now campaigns regularly. She spoke to her mother, Sharon Rocha, at 8:30 p. M. Laci rocha peterson, 8 months pregnant, Amy, in the late afternoon of December 23, was last seen by her sister, 2002.

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Starmaker: Life As a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, The Rat Pack and 600 More Stars Who Fired Me

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ECW Press #ad - In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at several generations of show business and hard-hitting insights about how the industry changed over the decades, such as paying women to throw hotel keys at Tom Jones, Bernstein also describes the relationships he had with stars and his notorious techniques, having Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart’s legs insured for one million dollars, and getting married underwater for an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Jay bernstein, an entertainment industry fixture who helped launch the careers of celebrities including Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers, was famed for his sense of showmanship, his outrageous style, and the publicity stunts he engineered to get attention for his clients. With the wisdom of experience and a sense of humor, this autobiography shares the intimate details of a fascinating Hollywood life.

Starmaker: Life As a Hollywood Publicist with Farrah, The Rat Pack and 600 More Stars Who Fired Me #ad - . Starmaker tells his story, from his childhood in Oklahoma City and his first job in a Hollywood mailroom to the ownership of his own public relations firm and his work as a television producer. This memoir by the legendary publicist offers “an intimate glimpse into the best and the worst of the golden age of Hollywood” Stacy Keach, Golden Globe Award–nominated actor.

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Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Carly simon and jacqueline kennedy onassis made an unlikely pair—Carly, searching for meaning, one of the most celebrated, meticulous, and an anchor; and Jackie, a free and artistic spirit still reeling from her recent divorce, new love, unknowable women in American history. The time they spent together—lingering lunches and creative collaborations, nights out on the town and movie dates—brought a welcome lightness and comfort to their days, but their conversations often veered into more profound territory as they helped each other navigate the shifting waters of life lived, publicly, in the wake of great love and great loss.

An intimate, carly simon’s touched by the sun is a chronicle, vulnerable, and insightful portrait of the bond that grew between two iconic and starkly different American women, in loving detail, of the late friendship she and Jackie shared. Nonetheless, over the next decade their lives merged in inextricable and complex ways, and they forged a connection deeper than either could ever have foreseen.

. It is a meditation on the ways someone can unexpectedly enter our lives and change its course, as well as a celebration of kinship in all its many forms. In touched by the sun, simon reveals an easy-going, playful side of Jackie that most people never saw — sneaking a smoke during intermission at the opera, frolicking in the ocean off the Vineyard .

Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie #ad - The instant new york times bestseller | named one of the ten best books of 2019 by People magazineA chance encounter at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard blossomed into an improbable but enduring friendship. The woman who would later edit several of Simon’s children’s books was 'just fun to be around.

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Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering

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Crown Archetype #ad - Hiding the worst of her situation from even those closest to her, Baxter’s career flourished as her self-esteem and family crumbled. While the series only lasted a year, her high-profile romance with Birney lasted 15 volatile and unhappy years. For the first time, working with robert redford, doris day, and lows a thorny relationship with her mother, Lana Turner, Baxter is ready to share her incredible highs, and the cast of Family Ties, a difficult marriage to David Birney, a bout with breast cancer, finally revealing the woman behind the image.

From her childhood in hollywood, growing up the daughter of actress and co-creator of One Day at a Time Whitney Blake, Baxter became familiar with the ups and downs of show business from an early age. He has to have hair. Meredith baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, Elyse Keaton, most well-known for her enormously popular role as hippie mom, on Family Ties.

Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering #ad - I remember sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man. After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it. Hair, ’ I blurted. Baxter starred with actor David Birney as the title characters in controversial sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie. Her successful run as nancy on Family was followed by her enormously popular role on Family Ties, and dozens of well-received television movies.

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Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke

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Bantam #ad - She won three Emmy Awards and divorced three husbands. The legend: out of this nightmare emerged  Patty Duke, a show business legend still searching for the child, Anna. Her every word was  programmed, her every action monitored and criticized. She was deprived of family and friends. The nightmare: what the public did not see was anna Marie Duke, a young girl whose life changed forever at age seven when tyrannical mangers stripped her of nearly all that was  familiar, beginning with her name.

A starring role in Valley of the Dolls nearly ruined her career. She was fed liquor and prescription drugs, taught to lie to get work, and relentlessly drilled to win roles. Until a long hidden illness was diagnosed, and her amazing recovery recovery began. The triumph: call me anna is an American success story that grew out of a bizarre and desperate struggle for survival.

Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke #ad - A harrowing, president of the screen actors guild, ultimately triumphant story told by Patty Duke herself—wife, mother, a happy, and at last, political activist, fulfilled woman whose miracle is her own life. The star: the public saw her as a gifted child  star: the youngest actor to win an Oscar for her role  as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and the  youngest actor to have a prime-time television series  bearing her own name.

. She was notorious for wild spending sprees, turbulent liaisons, and an uncontrollable temper.

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The Lonely Life: An Autobiography

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Hachette Books #ad - Originally published in 1962, the lonely life is legendary silver screen actress Bette Davis's lively and riveting account of her life, loves, and marriages--now in ebook for the first time, and updated with an afterword she wrote just before her death. The lonely life proves conclusively that the legendary image of Bette Davis is not a fable but a marvelous reality.

I was going to conquer the world. A bold, the lonely life details the first fifty-plus years of Davis's life--her Yankee childhood, the birth of her beloved children, her rise to stardom in Hollywood, unapologetic book by a unique and formidable woman, and the uncompromising choices she made along the way to succeed.

The Lonely Life: An Autobiography #ad - The book was updated with new material in the 1980s, all the drama, bringing the story up to the end of Davis's life--all the heartbreak, and all the love she experienced at every stage of her extraordinary life. I rode into the field with sword gleaming and standard flying. As davis says in the opening lines of her classic memoir: "I have always been driven by some distant music--a battle hymn, no doubt--for I have been at war from the beginning.

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Inside Out: A Memoir

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Harper #ad - Inside out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life. Instant #1 new york times bestsellera best book of the year: the new yorker, the daily mail, the guardian, The Sunday Times, Good Morning America, She ReadsFamed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir.

For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, her marriages, and her journey toward open heartedness.

. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines. Even as demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood.

Inside Out: A Memoir #ad - Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, body image issues, Demi battled addiction, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception. As her success grew, always, a good actress—and, if she was a good mother, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was simply good enough.

As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience.

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