Dear Cary

Dear Cary

My Life With Cary Grant

Book - 2011
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The author wasn't looking for romance when she sat down for lunch with Cary Grant in the studio canteen; she was a young actress on the outskirts of Hollywood just hoping for her big break. What she found was a star-crossed soul mate, a man who fell instantly in love with her, pursued her relentlessly, and eventually persuaded her to love him back equally. She and Cary Grant were a glamorous and popular pair, the epicenter of chic and swinging 1960s Hollywood. For a few brief years their romance flourished; they loved big, married, and had a daughter. In many ways their romance played out like one of Grant's movies: bold, witty, full of dramatic gestures, and equally tender moments. When the love ended, it ended in the same way it had started: dramatically. This was on courthouse steps and on the front page of every newspaper in the world. Completely candid and honest, readers will learn of a side of Cary Grant never before seen. It has taken the author two decades to reconcile herself to the death of Cary, and forgive both him and herself. This memoir is the end result of that acceptance; her final love letter to her one true love, Cary Grant.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : It Books, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061961403
006196140X
Characteristics: 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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ThelmaPickles
Aug 02, 2012

If you like to escape into a celebrity memoir from time to time then add this to you list. That said, this book left me conflicted. This is not a tragic love story by any means. Cannon details her relationship with Grant and what she depicts is a classic emotionally abusive relationship. However, she never uses the word abuse. Like many abuse victims she internalized what happened to her and blamed herself. Really this is a cautionary tale but it isn't presented as such and that is what troubles me. Despite my concerns, I still found it a worthwhile read for the genre.

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pattyskypants
Dec 10, 2011

A few months ago I read Jennifer's book about life with her father, so decided to read about her mother's life with her father. Apparently, he was a man who thought no matter what was wrong with you, it could be cured by LSD.

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