Diane Keaton is a world-famous actress and director.
Diane Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the past forty years, including the" Godfather" trilogy, "Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, Baby Boom, The First Wives Club, "and" Something's Gotta Give". Her many awards include the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. Keaton lives with her daughter and son in Los Angeles.
In 1977, Keaton won our hearts as the ditzy, goofy, and adorable Annie Hall in Woody Allen's Academy Award-winning movie. Her carefree and happy-go-lucky attitude, tempered by her insecurities, in many ways launched her career, though she had already appeared in Allen's Sleeper and her first big role came in Hair on Broadway. Until this eloquent, thoughtful, and often funny memoir, we knew little about Keaton's life and her family. With an ingenious approach, Keaton weaves together with her own story a memoir of her mother, Dorothy, in whom Keaton finds deep inspiration. She offers a few glimpses of her relationships with Allen, Warren Beatty, and Al Pacino, and her descriptions of her family, especially Grammy Hall and Keaton's brother, Randy, eerily parallel Annie's family in Allen's movie. The brilliance of Keaton's memoir, however, comes in her deep probing of the power and love of family and its influence on our relationships with our own children. Verdict This is a powerful memoir, written with verve by a woman who takes time to think as she writes. [See Prepub Alert, 5/9/11.]-Henry L. Carrigan Jr., Evanston, IL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
This audio production of Keaton's memoir delivers something you won't get in the print edition: Diane Keaton herself. As a narrator, Keaton's personality, talent, and vulnerability shine through-whether she is describing heartbreak (take that, Al Pacino), revealing a never-before-disclosed struggle with an eating disorder, or acting goofy and showcasing her famously funny side. Keaton's delivery is conversational throughout, and listeners will feel as if they're sitting around the kitchen table swapping stories with the Hollywood legend. Most significantly, the performance captures the tenderness of Keaton's relationship with her mother, Dorothy Keaton Hall. This audio weaves Hall's journal entries, by turns joyous and painful, with Keaton's memories from her childhood and adult life. Entertaining and a must for fans. A Random House hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.