Breathing Out

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

Peggy Lipton's overnight success as Julie Barnes on television's hit The Mod Squad made her an instant fashion icon and the "it" girl everyone-from Elvis to Paul McCartney-wanted to date. She was the original and ultimate California girl of the early seventies, complete with stick-straight hair, a laid-back style, and a red convertible. But Lipton was much more: smart and determined to not be just another leggy blonde, she struggled for a way to stay connected to her childhood roots, though her coming of age had not been an easy one. And when she fell in love with Quincy Jones, that wasn't easy, either: their biracial marriage made headlines and changed her life.

Lipton's passionate and complicated seventeen-year marriage to Jones plunged her into motherhood and also into periods of confusion and difficulty. Her struggle to keep moving forward in the world while maintaining a rich inner life informed many of her decisions as an adult. When Lipton's marriage to Jones ended, she returned to television, appearing in David Lynch's Twin Peaks as well as in The Vagina Monologues and other stage productions. But her most recent triumph has been her overcoming a surprising diagnosis of colon cancer in 2003.

Breathing Out is full of fresh stories of life with the pop culture icons of our times, but is also a much more thoughtful book about life in the limelight, work, motherhood, and marriage. It's a refreshing and real look at the life of an actress who became, in many senses, a woman of her times.

 

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Predictable memory-tripping by the erstwhile star of Mod Squad.Lipton, famous for her role as Julie Barnes in Mod Squad, describes a childhood filled with secrets: no one talked about her grandfather ... Read full review

Contents

California Dreamin
41
as a Hippie
3
Earthquake 13 5
13
Hallucinate Vincent Price 137
39
What Kind of Fool Am I? 140
51
The King and I 153
53
The Emperors New Clothes 155
57
Lady Bug Lady Bug Fly Away Home 164
65
Travolta 227
27
Breaking Up 229
29
Breakdown 232
31
Breakup 236
36
Gurumayi 240
1
My Mothers Hands 244
4
Being Yomma
Being Momma 251

he Story of Q 46 The Dream Goes Sour
71
Meet Quincy 73
73
Fade Out 180
82
Black and White 185
86
A Tangled Tale 189
94
Food Adventures 195
97
Become the Wicked Stepmother 198
Happy Birthday Quincy 200
A Storm in the Brain 203
3
Help Me Bear 209
15
Thriller 217
17
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? 219
20
Causeway Road 222
22
The First Female Jewish Black President 224
25
Dislocation 254
7I Kidada Takes Off 259
Rashida Graduates 263
India 266
Love from Twin Peaks 272
Depression 281
My Aunt Pearl 284
Moving Ahead 286
Loss 291
Coming Back 292
Thanksgiving 302
Acknowledgments 305
Index 307
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About the author (2007)

Peggy Lipton has most recently appeared onstage in The Guys and The Vagina Monologues and on television in Alias and the WB's Popular. She lives in New York and Los Angeles. Breathing Out is her first book.

David Dalton has written a number of books, including Piece of My Heart: A Portrait of Janis Joplin and Faithfull: An Autobiography. Coco Pekelis Dalton is the author of Everything I Know I Learned on Acid. The Daltons live in upstate New York.

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