Undiscovered (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 10, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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Celebrated for her indelible, Oscar-caliber performances in some of the most memorable films of the 1980s and 1990s, Debra Winger, in Undiscovered, her first book, demonstrates that her creative range extends from screen to page. Here is an intimate glimpse of an artist marvelously wide-ranging in her gifts.

In fact, as this beguiling book reveals, Winger is that rare star who dared to resist the all-consuming industry that is Hollywood becoming her entire reason for being. "I love the work," she states, "and don't much care for the business." Yet she cares deeply for the people who have inspired her. We meet them (most famously, James Bridges, Bernardo Bertolucci; most dearly, her mother, husband, and sons) here, as Winger passionately makes her case for forging a life beyond acting -- and shows how she has done just that.
Winger's screen performances have long been celebrated for their breathtaking emotional range, a quality that shines through in these pages. "When I was little," she writes, "someone told me that when you age, you turn into the person you were all your life." In this intriguing mix of reminiscence, poetry, storytelling, and insightful observation, a portrait of a life well-lived is strikingly rendered.
  

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User Review  - laws - LibraryThing

I actually liked her story.I liked how she wrote it esp. the sections where she talked about her mom's death and how her mother was there for her where her 1st son was born. I enjoyed her movies esp. An Office and a Gentleman and Urban Cowboy. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Seyderhelm - Goodreads

I found this odd collection of poetry and prose surprising because through them Winger lifts the veil on herself. Some of her writing is a bit obtuse but the story about her late mother was ... Read full review

Contents

Irrevocably
51
The Purple Color
57
Atchafalaya
65
January 23
75
Between Dreams
85
Penn Station
91
The Plough
97
Asteroids
119
Ted Kooser+ 127 People and Place
131
Tall Girl
139
My Son Wakes Me Up
145
How Long
153
Summer in a Lifeboat 157 Aging Gracefully
163
Outside
177
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Debra Winger is best known for her work in more than twenty films. She was nominated for the Oscar(R) for Best Actress for her work in the films AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, SHADOWLANDS, and TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, and has starred in URBAN COWBOY, SHELTERING SKY, and many other movies.

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