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Discuss the complicated, tragic, incredible life of Sally Field
Description of the book: In this intimate, haunting literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words - 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. One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of 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. 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 brings 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 her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

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What we're about

This book club is for people who are interested in reading great books. I promise my members that all books will be worthwhile. I will read them first or at least check out the reviews. Some topics of books will be sensitive (the themes of the book can vary, so if you are easily upset make sure you read the synopsis of each book before you read it). In other words, some books have "heavy" themes. However, I will make sure they are highly rated and worthwhile, not sensational. I like to read and share about books with a variety of viewpoints.
Though this club I'm hoping to meet people my age in the Lake Forest area with whom I have things in common. I'm relatively new to the area. Meetings will be held either in cafes, restaurants, or at my home.
I hope to meet some cool people!

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