By Candice Bergen
Within the follow-up to Knock Wood—her bestselling “engaging, clever, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The long island Times)—Candice Bergen stocks the large occasions: her marriage to a recognized French director, the start of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love back, and staring at her daughter blossom.
A nice Romance starts off 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 decreased their love for every different. yet her genuine romance starts 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 largest television position 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 melancholy over his loss of life. yet after years of widowhood, she feels the candy surprise of discovering a special form of soulmate. Candice takes us throughout the first years of her new marriage and stocks the bittersweetness of staring at Chloe go away domestic and flourish—and the comedy of a wasting conflict opposed to these rattling wrinkles and additional pounds.
A typical 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 somebody who can speak frankly approximately notable occasions. Readers who pull up a chair will suppose 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 obtained an Oscar nomination), and omit Congeniality. On tv, she made headlines because the superstar of Murphy Brown, for which she gained 5 Emmys. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner within the severely acclaimed sequence Boston criminal. A proficient author, Bergen has penned quite a few articles and a play, in addition to her first bestselling memoir, Knock wooden.
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