Send Yourself Roses

Send Yourself Roses

Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A self-portrait by the award-winning actress discusses such topics as the father she lost at a young age, her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and her relationships with such fellow celebrities as Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, and Francis Ford Coppola.

Hachette Book Group
From her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her award-winning role as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, actress Kathleen Turner's unique blend of beauty, intelligence, and raw sexuality has driven her personal and professional life. Now, in this gutsy memoir, the screen icon tells us of the risks she's taken and the lessons she's learned-sometimes the hard way.


For the first time, Turner shares her childhood challenges-a life lived in countries around the world until her father, a State Department official whom she so admired, died suddenly when she was a teenager. She talks about her twenty year marriage, and why she and her husband recently separated, her close relationship with her daughter, her commitment to service, and how activism in controversial causes has bolstered her beliefs. And Turner reveals the pain and heartbreak of her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and how, in spite of it, she made a daring decision: to take a break from the movies and relaunch her stage career.


Along the way, Turner describes what it's like to work with legends like Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, William Hurt, Steve Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, John Waters, Edward Albee...and, with characteristic irreverent humor, shares her behind-the-screen stories of dealing with all types of creative, intimidating, and inspiring characters.


Kathleen Turner has always known that she would play the lead in the story of her life. It's impossible not to take her lessons on living, love, and leading roles to heart. And it won't be long until you'll be sending yourself roses!

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An irreverent self-portrait by the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning actress discusses such topics as the father she lost at a young age, her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and her relationships with such fellow celebrities as Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, and Francis Ford Coppola.
Kathleen Turner has always lived her life according to her own rules. The screen icon opens up about her own life--both personal and professional--the risks she's taken, and the lessons she's learned from her film and stage career, 20-year marriage (and recent separation), raising her daughter, and her successful struggle with rheumatoid arthritis. Turner recounts why she took the roles she did--from her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her subsequent craft-stretching roles in Peggy Sue Got Married (for which she received an Academy award nomination), Romancing the Stone, Prizzi's Honor, The War of the Roses, and Serial Mom. And she discusses her recent resurgence on the stage with Tony nominations in her roles as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate and as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which she also won the a British Evening Standard Award.--Publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Springboard, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446581127
0446581127
Characteristics: v, 265 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Feldt, Gloria 1942-

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ThelmaPickles
Aug 16, 2012

I read a lot of celebrity memoirs. It's a guilty pleasure. Sad to say, this was one of the worst ones I have read.Turner is a strong woman she also comes across as extremley arrogant. The book itself is based on conversations Turner had with a close friend. The friend then wrote the book which is poorly written and poorly edited. For better literary quality in the genre I recommed Just Kids by Patti Smith and Then Again by Diane Keaton.

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