By Candice Bergen
Within the follow-up to Knock Wood—her bestselling “engaging, clever, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The big apple Times)—Candice Bergen stocks the massive occasions: her marriage to a recognized French director, the beginning of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love back, and observing her daughter blossom.
A tremendous Romance starts with Bergen’s fascinating first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose large urge for food for all times broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness by no means reduced their love for every different. yet her actual romance starts off whilst she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence approximately motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen unearths her comedian genius within the greatest television function of the 80s, Murphy Brown, and makes undesirable headlines while Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign.
Fifteen years into their marriage, Malle is clinically determined with melanoma, and Candice is unflinching in describing her and Chloe’s depression over his demise. yet after years of widowhood, she feels the candy surprise of discovering a unique type of soulmate. Candice takes us throughout the first years of her new marriage and stocks the bittersweetness of staring at Chloe depart domestic and flourish—and the comedy of a wasting conflict opposed to these rattling wrinkles and additional pounds.
A traditional author, Candice is hilarious, brutally sincere, down-to-earth, and clever. She could be a attractive Hollywood actress with a charmed existence, yet Candice is a person who can speak frankly approximately notable occasions. Readers who pull up a chair will believe like they’ve simply made a top friend.
About the Author
Candice Bergen’s movie credit contain The Sand Pebbles, Carnal wisdom, beginning Over (for which she bought an Oscar nomination), and pass over Congeniality. On tv, she made headlines because the megastar of Murphy Brown, for which she gained 5 Emmys. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner within the severely acclaimed sequence Boston felony. A proficient author, Bergen has penned a number of articles and a play, in addition to her first bestselling memoir, Knock wooden.
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