Sally Field: shy girl who became an extraordinary actress
ONE of this century's most celebrated actors Sally Field is finally sharing her life story in In Pieces.
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 takes 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, most importantly, her complicated love for her own mother.
It's an intimate and haunting memoir. Field writes 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.
Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17.
From Gidget's sweet-faced 'girl next door' to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-winning ferocity and depth of her role in 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.
Described as powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.
Published by Simon & Schuster, In Pieces is in bookshops now. RRP$45.