Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles

Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles

by Kathleen Turner, Gloria Feldt

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Overview

From her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her award-winning role as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, actress Kathleen Turner's unique blend of beauty, intelligence, and raw sexuality has driven her personal and professional life. Now, in this gutsy memoir, the screen icon tells us of the risks she's taken and the lessons she's learned-sometimes the hard way.

For the first time, Turner shares her childhood challenges-a life lived in countries around the world until her father, a State Department official whom she so admired, died suddenly when she was a teenager. She talks about her twenty year marriage, and why she and her husband recently separated, her close relationship with her daughter, her commitment to service, and how activism in controversial causes has bolstered her beliefs. And Turner reveals the pain and heartbreak of her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and how, in spite of it, she made a daring decision: to take a break from the movies and relaunch her stage career.

Along the way, Turner describes what it's like to work with legends like Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, William Hurt, Steve Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, John Waters, Edward Albee . . . and, with characteristic irreverent humor, shares her behind-the-screen stories of dealing with all types of creative, intimidating, and inspiring characters.

Kathleen Turner has always known that she would play the lead in the story of her life. It's impossible not to take her lessons on living, love, and leading roles to heart. And it won't be long until you'll be sending yourself roses!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446511322
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 599,504
File size: 615 KB

About the Author

Kathleen Turner is an actress and activist probably best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in Peggy Sue Got Married and Golden Globe-winning role in Romancing the Stone. She is actively involved with local charities like the Child Advocacy Center and City Meals-on-Wheels and she chairs Planned Parenthood's celebrity Board of Advocates.

Gloria Feldt is the author of The War on Choice (Bantam 2004), a nationally prominent women's rights activist, and the former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

What People are Saying About This

Michael Douglas

Kathleen has always told it like it is. She has good insight, a great sense of humor and Send Yourself Roses is an enjoyable read.

Jane Fonda

Through all of her roles—personal, professional, and in service to others—Kathleen Turner stays true to herself, and I admire that. Send Yourself Roses is an intimate and fun read about an exceptional actress who is also a very gutsy, out-there woman.

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