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Ballantine Books, Nov 29, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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"CANDID AND HONEST...A philosophical looking-backward and forward--an inquiry into the question 'Is that all there is?' "
--Liz Smith
New York Newsday
"FRANK AND AMUSING...[AND] BRIMMING WITH CONFESSIONS...Part career memoir and part meditation on what it's like to be a single woman of lingering glamour, enduring vitality and advancing age...The book has the Bacall voice behind it. Her writing echoes her deep, sardonic, no-nonsense timbre and jazzy tempo....Bacall is at her best when talking about friends she has loved and watched die. Bernstein, she says, was more than a little seductive; Huston, more than a little remote; Olivier, a survivor to the end."
--Chicago Sun-Times
"HER PROSE IS SPARE AND HONEST....A kaleidoscope of thoughts and ideas on loneliness, aging, and above all, surviving...There are also poignant reminiscences of the golden years of Hollywood and many of its leading creators."
--The Washington Post Book World
"SHE REMINDS US OF SOME FAMILIAR TRUTHS WORTH ATTENDING TO. . . .What she's writing about, Ms. Bacall explains, is 'life' and indeed her musings about getting older, about intimations of mortality, about living solo, about letting go of one's children will resonate with women who, like her, are of a certain age."
--The New York Times Book Review
"ENGROSSING. . .POIGNANT."
--People

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Interesting, Honest Survivor! Terrific Memoir! Read full review

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User Review  - Ginger Dodds - Goodreads

This is Betty's second book and really more about the people she knew (and lost) and less of a chronological history. I found it to be a sad read but a good follow up to "By Myself & Then Some" Read full review

Contents

CHILDREN
43
THE HOUSE
81
ACTING
111
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Lauren Bacall September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014 Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske in Brooklyn, New York on September 16, 1924. She started modeling as a teenager and at the age of 18, appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. This cover led to her first movie, To Have and Have Not, which was released in 1944 and also starred Humphrey Bogart, who became her lover on the set. They were married on May 21, 1945. They starred in several movies together including The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. They were married for 12 years before Bogart died of cancer in 1957. During her lifetime, she appeared in more than 40 movies including How to Marry a Millionaire, Designing Woman, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Dogville, and Manderlay. She received an honorary Academy Award in 2009 "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures" and was named a Kennedy Center Honors winner in 1997. She also appeared on Broadway in Goodbye, Charlie and Cactus Flower. She won Tony Awards for her starring roles in Applause and Woman of the Year, which were both adapted from classic films. Her first autobiography, Lauren Bacall by Myself, won a National Book Award in 1980. Her second autobiography, Now, was published in 1994. She died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89.

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