In this intimate, haunting literary memoir and New York Times Notable Book of the year, an American icon tells her own story for the first time -- about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.
One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.
With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Published in the tumultuous #MeToo era, Sally Field’s memoir is an unexpectedly frank and vulnerable self-portrait of an ambitious woman in a patriarchal world. Starting with her first acting experience in middle school and continuing to her late-career gem Hello, My Name Is Doris, the previously private actress leaves no secret unearthed as she reveals the sexual abuse she endured at the hands of her stepfather and the various acts of unkindness she confronted throughout her career. A powerful and necessary listen, In Pieces shows how Field’s trademark wide-eyed optimism was braced by a steely fortitude.
What a beautiful, personal treat!!
To hear Sally read her memoir is truly amazing. Bravo! So touching... shared vulnerability that is eloquently read /written. Thank you!
Memoir retained the inauthentic narrative the author claims to have colored all her relationships. Listening to a liar claim to lie while continuing to lie
Like being bludgeoned by narrative betrayal
Like sally field very much but did not enjoy this book or her reading of it. Gave far too many details I found uninteresting.