By Candice Bergen
Within the follow-up to Knock Wood—her bestselling “engaging, clever, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The manhattan Times)—Candice Bergen stocks the large occasions: her marriage to a well-known French director, the delivery of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love back, and staring at her daughter blossom.
A superb Romance starts off with Bergen’s fascinating first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose large urge for food for all times broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness by no means lowered their love for every different. yet her actual romance starts while she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence approximately motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen unearths her comedian genius within the greatest television position of the 80s, Murphy Brown, and makes undesirable headlines whilst Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign.
Fifteen years into their marriage, Malle is clinically determined with melanoma, and Candice is unflinching in describing her and Chloe’s melancholy over his demise. yet after years of widowhood, she feels the candy surprise of discovering a distinct form of soulmate. Candice takes us throughout the first years of her new marriage and stocks the bittersweetness of observing Chloe depart domestic and flourish—and the comedy of a wasting conflict opposed to these rattling wrinkles and additional pounds.
A typical author, Candice is hilarious, brutally sincere, down-to-earth, and clever. She could be a appealing Hollywood actress with a charmed existence, yet Candice is a person who can speak frankly approximately impressive occasions. Readers who pull up a chair will believe like they’ve simply made a top friend.
About the Author
Candice Bergen’s movie credit contain The Sand Pebbles, Carnal wisdom, beginning Over (for which she acquired an Oscar nomination), and pass over Congeniality. On tv, she made headlines because the big name of Murphy Brown, for which she received 5 Emmys. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner within the significantly acclaimed sequence Boston criminal. A talented author, Bergen has penned a number of articles and a play, in addition to her first bestselling memoir, Knock wooden.
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Sewell after the war. Then, some years ago, she dropped from view. Mrs. Sewell laughed. ' " Jimmie had been shocked at such a word applied to himself by a girl. But then, in those days before Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando, males were taught to think of themselves as coarse and brutish Cali bans, on a lower level of evolution than the fragile Ariels of the other sex. Jimmie overflowed with animal energy, not to mention magnetism for both sexes. Even so, at twelve or thirteen, I was delighted to be able to report to him thatl had had sex-ifthatis quite the phrase-with a girl before Jimmie did.
The upperclass youth of small-town Washington were sent to one of two. dancing classes, Mrs. Shippen's or Miss Hawkes's. Boys and girls were taught not only to dance but to deport themselves in such a way that in due course they would either marry someone from the dancing class or someone very like someone from the dancing class, and settle down to a decorous life. The last time I saw Jimmie was at one of these dances, held at the Suigrave Club during the Christmas holiday of 1942, a year after the Japanese had attacked us at Pearl Harbor.
Like me, Jimmie would have found repellent the idea of a sexual act with a grown man. But with another boy, an equal other half, it is the most natural business there is. Yet if he had made the first move ... If it were possible, I would like to reedit all the tapes, but they are now so fragile with age that they would probably turn to dust, as Jimmie has, in a box at Rock Creek Cemetery near the statue of the mysterious veiled youth that Henry Adams commissioned Saint-Gaudens to make as a memorial to his wife, Clover, and to-who knows what else?