By Myself and Then Some

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HarperCollins, Mar 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 506 pages
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The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to astound generations with her audacious spirit and on-screen excellence. Together with Humphrey Bogart she produced some of the most electric scenes in movie history, and their romance on and off screen made them Hollywood's most celebrated couple.

But when Bogart died of cancer in 1957, Bacall and their children had to take everything he had taught them and grow up fast. In a time of postwar communism, Hollywood blacklisting, and revolutionary politics, she mixed with the legends: Hemingway, the Oliviers, Katharine Hepburn, Bobby Kennedy, and Gregory Peck. She was engaged to Frank Sinatra and had a turbulent second marriage to Jason Robards. But Bacall never lost sight of the strength that made her a superstar, and she never lost sight of Bogie.

Now, on the silver anniversary of its original publication, Bacall brings her inspiring memoir up to date, chronicling the events of the past twenty-five years, including her recent films and Broadway runs, and her fond memories of many close lifelong friendships. As one of the greatest actresses of all time turns eighty, By Myself and Then Some reveals the legend in her own beautiful frank words -- encapsulating a story that even Hollywood would struggle to reproduce.

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User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

I don't particularly like autobiographies, but have always enjoyed Lauren Bacall's movies. I learned quite a bit about both her career and her personal life. Her life with Bogie was interesting as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I was predisposed to like this book because I like Lauren Bacall. Which is strange, because up until I read this, all I had seen her in was the movie, "How to Marry a Millionaire," where she rocked ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Lauren Bacall was spotted by Howard Hawks when she was on the cover of Harper's Bazaar at eighteen. Her distinctive title -- The Look -- followed her first film To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart, and together they had one of the greatest love affairs of all time. Bacall went on to make more than fifty films and continues to be a major presence in the industry. She is the recipient of many lifetime achievement awards, two Tony awards, two Golden Globes, and an Oscar nomination. She is the mother of Stephen, Leslie, and Sam, and continiues to live in New York City with her beloved papillon, Sophie.

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