By Candice Bergen
Within the follow-up to Knock Wood—her bestselling “engaging, clever, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The ny Times)—Candice Bergen stocks the large occasions: her marriage to a well-known French director, the beginning of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love back, and observing her daughter blossom.
A fantastic Romance starts off with Bergen’s captivating first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose large urge for food for all times broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness by no means lowered 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 whilst 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 dying. yet after years of widowhood, she feels the candy surprise of discovering a special form of soulmate. Candice takes us in the course of the first years of her new marriage and stocks the bittersweetness of gazing Chloe go away 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 appealing Hollywood actress with a charmed lifestyles, yet Candice is anyone who can speak frankly approximately remarkable occasions. Readers who pull up a chair will believe like they’ve simply made a most sensible friend.
About the Author
Candice Bergen’s movie credit comprise The Sand Pebbles, Carnal wisdom, beginning Over (for which she got an Oscar nomination), and pass over Congeniality. On tv, she made headlines because the big name of Murphy Brown, for which she received 5 Emmys. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner within the seriously acclaimed sequence Boston criminal. 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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I wanted to ask Elijah what a snake tasted like. “Now, in chapter three of Genesis, the snake tricked Eve into eating the apple. And the snake is the Devil. ” Joseph paused. His face grew redder. His temples were damp with beads of perspiration. Elijah stood still and quiet at his father’s side. I noticed he was wearing Nike basketball shoes that my mother wouldn’t buy me. I envied him. His wool suit, his shoes, his cool name. Elijah. ” “It was sad,” Joseph said, shaking his head. Then he stopped and raised his chin high into the air.
I crossed before lunch and before playing a game of tag. I crossed before flying off a swing set. When the boys gathered at Harnew for our neighborhood football game, out came the cross. I didn’t mean for my mother to see the cross. I don’t remember why I did it or what I’d been doing when I did it; the gesture had become like waving. ” my mother said. ” I didn’t know how to respond. ” I shook my head, but inside I wanted to go to CCD. I wanted to say all those S-words—SANCTIFIED, SALVATION, SANCTUARY, SAVED.
Look at this. ” I picked myself up and ran home. I had never been beaten up, never been held down. The physicality of it all I could tolerate. But my Buddha. I had lost my Buddha, and I feared, more than anything, disappointing my mother. When I made it home, I vomited again. My father sat me up against his knees, and Aunty Sue fanned me with a newspaper. ” my mother asked. I told her everything. I told her when we played tag in gym, I was always It. I told her that sometimes I wanted to be white, and then sometimes I wanted to be Thai.