Breaking the Silence

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Penguin Books, Sep 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
The award-winning actress describes her odyssey from her own turbulent childhood, abusive first marriage, and alcoholism through the struggle and joy of building a new life

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

I ran across this book not too long after reading Jane Pauley's memoir. I haven't heard of Mariette Hartley in some time, so don't really know what she's up to these days, but this is one very ... Read full review

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Television star Hartley's early life was considerably grimmer than her perky personality would suggest: the child of alcoholic parents, she grappled with the painful legacy of her father's suicide and ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Anne Commire's writing credits are extensive. Her plays include Shay, Put Them All Together, Melody Sisters, and The NOW Show (1987), commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the National Organization for Women. She was commissioned by CBS to write the teleplay Rebel for God. She has also written for Dick Cavett, Washington D.C.'s Spread Eagle Review, and Mariette Hartley's one-woman show.

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