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Kathleen

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  • Then Again

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Diane Keaton
    • Narrated By Diane Keaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    “Mom loved adages, quotes, slogans. There were always little reminders pasted on the kitchen wall. For example, the word THINK. I found THINK thumbtacked on a bulletin board in her darkroom. I saw it Scotch-taped on a pencil box she’d collaged. I even found a pamphlet titled THINK on her bedside table. Mom liked to THINK.” So begins Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself. In it you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always thinking Dorothy Hall.

    ronald says: "Wonderful. Sad. Hopeful."
    "A Very Engaging Book"
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    I never knew much about Diane Keaton but I have always enjoyed the way she didn't seem to take herself too seriously. Her performances in Father of the Bride and the sequel, and in First Wives Club, are examples of what I mean. I never saw Annie Hall but just rented it on iTunes. Looking forward to that.

    I enjoyed this book and the author's reading of it. Some of her inflections and laughs made ME laugh. Just terrific. What a genuine quirky woman! She didn't trash anyone. You won't make a mistake in listening to this book.

    My only criticisms are that it was just too short, ended too soon and left a few blanks. For example, I would have liked to know more about the Hall siblings in later life (even though their lives are certainly not the focus of the book and the siblings may have asked Diane to lay off!)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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