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By Myself and Then Some

By Myself and Then Some

Escrito por Lauren Bacall

Narrado por Lauren Bacall


By Myself and Then Some

Escrito por Lauren Bacall

Narrado por Lauren Bacall

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Jun 21, 2005
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9780060840464
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The epitome of grace, independence, and wit, Lauren Bacall continues to astound generations with her audacious spirit and on-screen excellence. Together with Humphrey Bogart, she produced some of the most electric scenes in movie history, and their romance on and off screen made them Hollywood's most celebrated couple.

But when Bogart died of cancer in 1957, Bacall and their children had to take everything he had taught them and grow up fast. In a time of postwar communism, Hollywood blacklisting, and revolutionary politics, she mixed with the legends: Hemingway, the Oliviers, Katharine Hepburn, Bobby Kennedy, and Gregory Peck. She was engaged to Frank Sinatra and had a turbulent second marriage to Jason Robards. But Bacall never lost sight of the strength that made her a superstar and she never lost sight of Bogie.

Now, on the silver anniversary of its original publication, Bacall brings her inspiring memoir up to date, chronicling the events of the past twenty-five years, including her recent films and Broadway runs, and fond memories of her many close lifelong friendships. As one of the greatest actresses of all time turns eighty, By Myself and Then Some reveals the legend in her own beautiful frank words -- encapsulating a story that even Hollywood would struggle to reproduce.

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Lauren Bacall was spotted by Howard Hawks when she was on the cover of Harper's Bazaar at eighteen. Her distinctive title -- The Look -- followed her first film To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart, and together they had one of the greatest love affairs of all time. Bacall went on to make more than fifty films and continues to be a major presence in the industry. She is the recipient of many lifetime achievement awards, two Tony awards, two Golden Globes, and an Oscar nomination. She is the mother of Stephen, Leslie, and Sam, and continiues to live in New York City with her beloved papillon, Sophie.

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  • (5/5)
    Now and then I read a bio of a celebrity I have admired over the years. Few are as intelligent and interesting as this lady certainly was. I think part of reading and enjoying any celebrity bio is a connection of generation shared. Having grown up with the images of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart on screen and in print, I felt I almost knew her already. Silly I know, but reading the book only reinforced that. Parts of her life are certainly interesting for the lack of judgement she truly had at her very young years, including her relationship with Bogart initially. But on the whole, her life worked out well and her wit and erudition are ably demonstrated in her reflections on the times, the politics and the people she knew. She was not educated on the college level, yet had a native intelligence and skill with the language that was more evident than in many people who were. Truly a person I still hold as a role model for women. Her later life at the Dakota over the years is also interesting, as I have read other books which include the Dakota, and having lived in NYC, that is another topic of interest. It is hard to say how much I liked Bacall's life story. Touching, interesting and poignant. The writing is far above the average biography of a Hollywood figure.
  • (2/5)
    I feel really mean giving only 2 stars so have another 3/4. I enjoyed the beginning best and got a bit bored in the middle and by the end found myself skipping over pages. I picked up the book to spend some time with a lovely bright women - and she really is that - a wonderful person to spend time with, even if only via the printed word. Perhaps just too long for me - or perhaps most of the book is about people who I just don't connect with - she tells us what was going on, but does not fire my imagination to care myself about any of them except the family she came from. Enjoyed those parts the best.
  • (2/5)
    Lauren Bacall is a fascinating woman, but I really couldn't get beyond the first disk of this biography, which I really *wanted* to love.