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Publisher Description

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.

Biographies & Memoirs
September 18
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Deni6'4" ,

Not your typical memoir

So much more than a typical fluff Hollywood memoir. Honest, probing, thoughtful and truly introspective. Insight into what really is a very complicated life full of trials, tribulations, successes and failures — just like most lives — even the famous ones. Highly recommend.


Very Interesting

Not the carefree Sally I thought I knew! She really bares it all here and that is at times difficult to read but it is her truth and if you grew up watching the flying nun and Gidget like I did then you’ll enjoy this book. We like you Sally, we really do.

Madame dictionary ,


It was a very good read! I’ve always admired Field. I am about13 years younger , but I was a fan from the start! I’ve seen many of her projects, yet some I have not.
It was interesting to see inside a Hollywood family- I always thought she was a child actress! I definitely applauded the cast of Sybil! They insured that Sally could do the outstanding work before her! Some directors don’t have the vision needed for complex projects like Sybil was- I still think it’s her greatest work!

Burt Reynolds... O M Goodness.... It’s funny how she waited until he died to publish the book.... and her Mom ... and Step Dad....

I would LOVE to meet her... it would be the greatest!
Oh ! And I cried- for at the end- her mother dying- we experienced very similar situations. However I talked to my mother years before she died about the sexual abuse of my life. But I’m sure it’s so much more detrimental when it’s at the hands of a parent figure...

I’m glad she shared her story- especially how her ART saved her and propelled her forward....
This work was Courageous!