... Not so with "Me: Stories of My Life" by Katharine Hepburn.
Katharine Hepburn was my all-time favourite actress in the world - if not my all-time favourite personality in general. When she passed away, I was devastated and knew I had to buy a book about her. After looking at what was on offer ... Read review
Katharine Hepburn's autobiography provides an insight into her public and private life. ... more
The conflicts and contradictions between her performing personality - which she refers to as "The Creature" - and her real self, are revealed. She reflects on her childhood and her family, her early days in New York and her experiences with political activism. She talks about the importance to her of her beloved country home, the ups and downs of her career, her long friendship with Spencer Tracy and, of course, her close collaborations with several of the leading actors, directors and producers of the past 60 years. The book is illustrated with photographs from her private collection. Show More Show Less
Wonderfully written, friendly account of Katharine Hepburn's life
Far too short...
"I don't often read non-fiction and I almost never read biographies because who can tell how much of it is true and how much is rumor or gossip. As for autobiographies, well, most non-writers who actually have interesting lives usually end up taking some ghost writer to help them tell their stories to the world, and they usually produce stilted and/or bombastic volumes. If they don't take a ghost writer, their work ends up sounding amateurish at best, ..."
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