What Falls Away: A Memoir

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Random House Publishing Group, May 15, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A simply elegant memoir.”Newsweek

In this exquisitely written memoir, Mia Farrow takes us on a journey into her remarkable life. As the daughter of actress Maureen O’Sullivan and film director John Farrow, she lived what was by all appearances a charmed and privileged childhood. But below the surface, money troubles, marital tensions, drinking, and occasionally violence marred the Hollywood illusion.
 
And when Mia was nine, she would be forever wrenched from childhood by the terrible isolation of a bout with polio. Her father’s death propelled her out into the world, where she embarked onto an acting career that included television, theater, and film—from her debut in Peyton Place to her first starring role in Rosemary’s Baby, and on to her thirteen films with Woody Allen.
 
Here is a luminous memoir of childhood and motherhood, a thoughtful exploration of a spiritual journey, and a candid examination of her marriages to Frank Sinatra and André Previn and her close but troubled twelve-year relationship with Woody Allen. Told with grace and deep understanding, as well as humor, What Falls Away is an unforgettable book, an extraordinary record of an extraordinary life.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
27
Section 3
49
Section 4
61
Section 5
85
Section 6
107
Section 7
118
Section 8
118
Section 12
169
Section 13
209
Section 14
214
Section 15
214
Section 16
214
Section 17
237
Section 18
261
Section 19
299

Section 9
118
Section 10
118
Section 11
131
Section 20
315
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About the author (2018)

Mia Farrow is an American actress who became an icon for her award-nominated performance as Rosemary Woodhouse in the horror classic Rosemary’s Baby. She was born in Los Angeles in 1945 and is the eldest daughter of Australian director John Farrow. Before she became an actress, Farrow was a model for many years. Mia Farrow is also an activist and has done extensive work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2008. Farrow has starred in dozens of movies, including John and Mary, The Great Gatsby (1974), Widows’ Peak, and Luc Besson’s Arthur series.

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