Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Memoir Monday... Women Speaking Their Minds and Not Just Their Lines

We are back with Memoir Mondays! There are a few books from some wonderful publishers just sitting here waiting for their turn in the spotlight and today we are shining a little light on a new memoir from Random House.

For a while it seemed that every celebrity known to mankind was writing a memoir. Frankly, not all of them had something inspiring, uplifting or memorable to say. So, we took a little break from memoirs... until today.

I grew up with Annie Hall, not understanding Looking for Mr. Goodbar or the love story between Diane Keaton and Woody Allen. Diane Keaton was independent, fearless and larger than life on the big screen. A kind of role model for us young girls beginning to seek our own independence and find ourselves. But there was a larger picture to Diane Keaton and her new memoir promises to open up and let us peer in to not only what made Diane who she is, but also that unique relationship between a mother and daughter, and how our Mother's have a part in who we become....

Then Again by Diane Keaton... From the Inside Jacket,  In Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself, you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always-thinking Dorothy Hall. To write about herself, Diane realized she had to write about her mother, too, and how their bond came to define both their lives. In a remarkable act of creation, Diane not only reveals herself to us, she also lets us meet in intimate detail her mother. More than the autobiography of a legendary actress, Then Again is a book about a very American family with very American dreams. Diane will remind you of yourself, and her bonds with her family will remind you of your own relationships with those you love the most.


Can we fall in love with Annie Hall again? I guess we'll have to read the book! P.S. This book is Kindle Ready!

3 comments:

Sandra K321 said...

I think Diane Keaton is a great person. And Annie Hall was one of my favorite movies. Not being a fan of spiders I loved the scene when Woody Allen yells "There's a spider the size of a Buick in your bathtub!"

Suzanne said...

Hi Sandra! I LOVED that spider scene too! Annie Hall was such a great movie and it'll be fun to get to know Diane as a person thru her memoir.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

Suzanne

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