A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

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In the follow-up to Knock Wooda€”her bestselling a€œengaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiographya€ (The New York Times)a€”Candice Bergen shares the big events: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom. A Fine Romance begins with Bergena€™s charming first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose huge appetite for life broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness never diminished their love for each other. But her real romance begins when she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence about motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen finds her comic genius in the biggest TV role of the 80s, Murphy Brown, and makes unwanted headlines when Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign. Fifteen years into their marriage, Malle is diagnosed with cancer, and Candice is unflinching in describing her and Chloea€™s despair over his death. But after years of widowhood, she feels the sweet shock of finding a different kind of soulmate. Candice takes us through the first years of her new marriage and shares the bittersweetness of watching Chloe leave home and flourisha€”and the comedy of a losing battle against those damn wrinkles and extra pounds. A natural writer, Candice is hilarious, brutally honest, down-to-earth, and wise. She may be a beautiful Hollywood actress with a charmed life, but Candice is someone who can talk frankly about extraordinary events. Readers who pull up a chair will feel like theya€™ve just made a best friend.Once she was struggling to pronounce The Wind in the Willows, which we were reading at the time. a€œDa Windizza Wizzlea€ was the ... succeed were moving to me. Enid Blytona#39;s Famous Five books were later favorites, as was Roald Dahla#39;s BFG.

Title:A Fine Romance
Author:Candice Bergen
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2015-04-07


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