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 recognized French director, the delivery of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love back, and staring at her daughter blossom.
A wonderful 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 genuine romance starts while she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence approximately motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen reveals her comedian genius within the largest 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 melancholy over his loss of life. yet after years of widowhood, she feels the candy surprise of discovering a unique type of soulmate. Candice takes us during the first years of her new marriage and stocks the bittersweetness of looking at Chloe go away domestic and flourish—and the comedy of a wasting conflict opposed to these rattling wrinkles and additional pounds.
A usual author, Candice is hilarious, brutally sincere, down-to-earth, and clever. She could be a appealing Hollywood actress with a charmed existence, yet Candice is an individual who can speak frankly approximately remarkable 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 comprise The Sand Pebbles, Carnal wisdom, beginning Over (for which she bought an Oscar nomination), and omit 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 seriously acclaimed sequence Boston criminal. A proficient author, Bergen has penned various articles and a play, in addition to her first bestselling memoir, Knock wooden.
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