Send Yourself Roses by Kathleen Turner audiobook

Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles

By Kathleen Turner , with Gloria Feldt
Read by Kathleen Turner

Grand Central Publishing
10.87 Hours 1
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From her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her award-winning role as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, actress Kathleen Turner’s unique blend of beauty, intelligence, and raw sexuality has driven her personal and professional life. Now, in this gutsy memoir, the screen icon tells us of the risks she’s taken and the lessons she’s learned—sometimes the hard way. For the first time, Turner shares her childhood challenges—a life lived in countries around the world until her father, a State Department official whom she so admired, died suddenly when she was a teenager. She talks about her twenty-year marriage and why she and her husband recently separated, her close relationship with her daughter, her commitment to service, and how activism in controversial causes has bolstered her beliefs. And Turner reveals the pain and heartbreak of her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis and how, in spite of it, she made a daring decision: to take a break from the movies and relaunch her stage career. Along the way, Turner describes what it’s like to work with legends like Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, William Hurt, Steve Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, John Waters, and Edward Albee. With characteristic irreverent humor, she shares her behind-the-screen stories of dealing with all types of creative, intimidating, and inspiring characters. Kathleen Turner has always known that she would play the lead in the story of her life. It’s impossible not to take her lessons on living, love, and leading roles to heart. And it won’t be long until you’ll be sending yourself roses.

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Summary

From her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her award-winning role as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, actress Kathleen Turner’s unique blend of beauty, intelligence, and raw sexuality has driven her personal and professional life. Now, in this gutsy memoir, the screen icon tells us of the risks she’s taken and the lessons she’s learned—sometimes the hard way.

For the first time, Turner shares her childhood challenges—a life lived in countries around the world until her father, a State Department official whom she so admired, died suddenly when she was a teenager. She talks about her twenty-year marriage and why she and her husband recently separated, her close relationship with her daughter, her commitment to service, and how activism in controversial causes has bolstered her beliefs. And Turner reveals the pain and heartbreak of her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis and how, in spite of it, she made a daring decision: to take a break from the movies and relaunch her stage career.

Along the way, Turner describes what it’s like to work with legends like Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, William Hurt, Steve Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, John Waters, and Edward Albee. With characteristic irreverent humor, she shares her behind-the-screen stories of dealing with all types of creative, intimidating, and inspiring characters.

Kathleen Turner has always known that she would play the lead in the story of her life. It’s impossible not to take her lessons on living, love, and leading roles to heart. And it won’t be long until you’ll be sending yourself roses.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Turner] bares her heart to readers in an upbeat account of her life and work…Turner’s vision of life’s many possibilities—even as she gets older—is surely inspiring.” Publishers Weekly
“Though she talks about her life growing up around the world and her struggles as an actress, her memoir is much more about what she has learned from life…She is one strong woman and likable in her confidence, and for celebrity bio lovers who are looking for the gossip, she does share some fun tidbits about her films.” Library Journal
“Kathleen Turner’s famously smoky voice is as enticing as always, if a bit more smoky than it once was. Turner-the-actor possesses timing, fearlessness, and strong characterization skills. All of those, plus absolute honesty, make Send Yourself Roses a moving and involving listening experience for her many fans, as well as young actors, for there’s a good amount of acting craft shared along with her personal story. And what a story it is—famous roles; fellow actors; marriage and efforts to conceive; social commentary; her battle with rheumatoid arthritis and substance abuse, and more. Turner is brave and interesting, and if her voice cracks with emotion occasionally, well, so much the better.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Kathleen Turner

Author Bio: Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner is an award-winning actress who has starred in over twenty-five films including Prizzi’s Honor, Romancing the Stone, and The War of the Roses, along with twelve Broadway shows including The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She is active in Planned Parenthood, People for the American Way, and City Meals on Wheels. She lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English