Funny, moving and provocative, "Me" is Katherine Hepburn's long-awaited memoir. With characteristic gusto and candour, Hepburn reflects on her childhood and youthful misadventures. She tells us about the ups and downs of her career, her early experience in the theatre and her rise to stardom. She describes her warm and sometimes stormy relationships with David Lean, Howard Hughes, Cary Grant and Louis B. Mayer. And in a book pervaded with love - love of parents, love of family, being loved and loving - she tells us about the love of her life: Spencer Tracy. 'She writes as she has lived - with magnificent disregard for convention ...the narrative crackles like a machine-gun fired from the hip ...' - Bryan Forbes in the "Sunday Express".
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Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four-time Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoir.
A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year
A Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection
"From the Paperback edition.From School Library Journal:
YA-- Katherine Hepburn is, at 84, still the positive, feisty, upper-class lady she portrayed in The Philadelphia Story . Her autobiography, clearly not ghostwritten, tells some stories of her life but not all--she comes from a class that didn't let it all hang out. Her 27-year affair with Spencer Tracy is discussed with fond memories (the years together were to her ``absolute bliss'')--the idea that it was scandalous at the time doesn't seem to cross her mind, and she is surprised to find that Tracy's wife thought the affair was only a rumor. She seems to remember almost everyone fondly--her wonderful parents; her loving, supportive husband, whom she admits she treated badly; the numerous beaus, directors, and fellow actors with whom she worked. More than 160 black-and-white photos lend credibility to her enduring beauty, but it's the somewhat breathless, positive prose that makes Hepburn come alive as herself or as she wishes to be seen--an uncomplaining, stalwart, lucky, admired, and ``classy'' lady. --Diana C. Hirsch, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, MD
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Book Description 1992-09-03., 1992. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 352pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1200719
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140172718