In Pieces - Sally Field

In Pieces

By Sally Field

  • Release Date: 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 725 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Touched

    5
    By MTTGood
    I never write reviews, but this book has moved me. “In Pieces” is composed of the ragged edges that is real life but in it wholeness is as pure as gold. Sally, thanks, you touched my heart.
  • Authentic, moving

    5
    By Cressy19
    Sally Field does in her writing what she has always done in her acting. She has proven to be truthful, vulnerable and inspiring.
  • In pieces

    5
    By Chaidex
    This is a master piece , leaving prejudice aside and writing from the heart.
  • Profound honesty

    5
    By EF Daisy
    Just as you said in the book, when approaching this book I worked on becoming you in my mind. I did my best to read this from your eyes. In doing that, I found you hurting, insecure and always searching but able to somehow rise above and be the wonderful actress you are. I hope that this book was as cathartic to you as I felt it should be and that now you are able to look back with a clearer eye. I truly enjoyed reading this memoir. Thank you.
  • A Truly Worthy Read!

    5
    By A. Bug
    There were times I felt unsettled , discomforted, slightly judgmental, yet engaged and empathetic throughout! Thank you for your honesty and candor spun with sensitivity & clarity! Your life story reminded me that truth is harder than lies and of such greater value as we grow into the measure of our creation!
  • Thank you, Sal

    5
    By SnillocRetsel
    I’m at a loss for words to describe my reaction to those words which, thankfully Ms Fields was able to find for this precious book. If I may address you: you have always made yourself seem so accessible to me, to us your viewing audience. We felt we knew you and that you were near perfect. But it turns out we didn’t know you at all. You could have left us with that illusion of a perfect life. Instead, you bravely bared your soul and for that I would like to thank you. Reading your book helped me; I hope it helped you as much to write it. Now that I have read your book, I no longer think you had a perfect life but you have wrestled it to the ground perfectly.
  • Powerful Message In Pieces

    5
    By Kuma-Dog
    Absolutely, positively, seriously one of the best autobiographies I have ever read. Written with candid, direct, no holds barred honesty, this should be required reading for anyone searching for the shared truth of our human experience. Don't think because the author originally worked as an actress in obsequious 1960's television programs that this is a voice without value. Read it and weep for this women's struggle to connect with the core of her own authentic self.
  • In Pieces

    5
    By lady4578
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this autobiography. Sally Field has always been a favorite of mine. You never know what a person is living behind closed doors. She endured a lot and was still an inspiration to so many, myself included.
  • Unexpected and hard to put down

    5
    By kmoore.hickory
    Sally puts her heart and soul into this memoir, as she has done with her acting career. She lays it all out there for everyone to see. Wonderful insights into the struggle of making it in Hollywood. Fascinating and raw. What you may think you know about a celebrity is no where close to reality. Good job, Sally!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    4
    By ssbec
    Four stars because even though I skimmed over the Hollywood jargon, as that bored me, the writing kept me interested. I always admired Sally for staying more private as she gave us everything on the screen. I just didn’t understand the sadness or lack of excitement for career acknowledgements and support plus family members support she did have especially for her children. The book came across a little selfish , and negative, but if that is what Sally wanted to say...it is her feelings and book! I don’t know if I would have been that honest to my Mom telling her everything about her former husband when she was so ill, but Sally’s love came through at the end!