In Pieces by Sally Field audiobook

In Pieces

By Sally Field
Read by Sally Field

Grand Central Publishing
10.69 Hours Unabridged
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In this intimate, haunting literary memoir and New York Times Notable Book of the year, an American icon tells her own story for the first time -- 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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Summary

New York Times bestseller

A New York Times audio bestseller

A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Biography and Memoir

A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration by the Author or Authors

A USA Today Pick of Fascinating Celebrity Memoirs

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2018

A Sunday Times (London) Best Book of the Year

An Audible.com bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read”

A Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Biographies of Entertainers and Celebrities

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Booklist Pick of the Week's Best New Books

A Shondaland Pick of Best Memoirs by Woman

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir and New York Times Notable Book of the year, an American icon tells her own story for the first time -- 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.


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Field fuels this aching, lyrical memoir with frankness about her emotional childhood, her conflicted relationship with the late Burt Reynolds, and how acting helped her interpret life in all its pain and beauty.” Entertainment Weekly
“Actor Sally Field, who has won two Academy Awards, delivers a powerhouse performance of her first memoir. Her aging timbre doesn’t detract from the sensitivity that her personal narration brings to the story…This is not a bouncy, earnest story, but rather a mature adult’s view of a demanding and complicated life well lived.” AudioFile
A memoir as soulful, wryly witty, and lyrical as it is candid and courageous... Eye-opening and deeply affecting... Arresting in its dark disclosures, vitality, humour, and grace, Field's deeply felt and beautifully written memoir illuminates the experiences and emotions on which she draws as an exceptionally charismatic, empathic, and powerful artist. Booklist
Field holds nothing back...This powerful, timely narrative resonates with pain and triumph. Library Journal
Clarity and Grace Shine Through the Darkness in Sally Field's Memoir... If you come to "In Pieces," expecting to meet a plucky Sally Field desperate to be liked, you will not find her. Written by the actor over seven years, without the aid of a ghostwriter, this somber, intimate and at times wrenching self-portrait feels like an act of personal investigation - the private act of a woman, now 71, seeking to understand how she became herself, and striving to cement together the shards of her psyche that have been chipped and shattered over the course of her life..."In Pieces" serves as a kind of tribute to women - her mother in particular - and others who would guide and protect Field throughout her turbulent childhood and an adulthood fraught by personal and professional upheaval. New York Times Book Review
Award-winning actress Sally Field could have written a typically dishy Hollywood memoir. But her book, In Pieces, is an intensely personal, vulnerable accounting of her life and career. Field's meditations on memory, fear and love will leave you shattered. Her lyrical prose and sly humor will glue you back together again. NPR, Best Books of 2018
Beyond the headlines...there's a smart woman's reckoning with her complicated past. People
Fantastic. Chicago Tribune
Do you ever put off reading a book because it will come to an end? "In Pieces" hung around my bedroom for a week. Not surprisingly, it is as delightful as Field is. The Florida Times-Union
A reminder that telling your truth can help you heal. Chicago Tribune
Field lays it all on the line...In Pieces is an indelible portrait of a woman we all thought we knew. Auburn Citizen
“The life that Ms. Field reveals over the course of In Pieces is one that has been darkened by abuses and cruelties that are frustratingly commonplace for women, both inside and out of the entertainment industry. The book also tells a story illuminated by its author’s abundant grace and dignity.” New York Times Book Review
“[An] eye-opening and deeply affecting chronicle…Arresting in its dark disclosures, vitality, humor, and grace.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Sally Field

Author Bio: Sally Field

Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. In 2012 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 she was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the board of directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the board of The Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English