A real Hollywood-style tell-all, this is the extremely candid and highly explosive autobiography of one of the movie industry's most talented and troubled young stars.
At age ten, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history for her performance in the film classic Paper Moon. As the sidekick to her father, the flamboyant star and man-about-town Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities ranging from Cher to Stanley Kubrick among her childhood friends.
Yet behind the glittering facade of Tatum's life lay heartbreak: abandonment, abuse, neglect, and drug addiction. She reveals the most intimate secrets of her dysfunctional relationships with her father, Ryan O'Neal, and stepmother, Farrah Fawcett, as well as her alcoholic mother, Joanna Moore, and ex-husband, tennis pro John McEnroe.
After the collapse of her marriage and with no real family to turn to, Tatum succumbed to the demons of her past that would nearly kill her. Now she has emerged clean and sober, rediscovering herself as an actress, mother, and wonderfully vibrant woman in what she considers the prime of her life.
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from when i read the first page to the last page i loved this book,its a real page turner i had to keep reading it to see what happehed next.
In this honest, disturbing memoir, O Neal...reveals the behind-the-scenes story of her lonely, chaotic life...--Publishers Weekly"
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 4th October 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 13.7 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.3