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Watch Me: A Memoir Audiobook

Watch Me: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

Following her "extraordinary" (Vanity Fair), "evocative" (The New York Times), "magically beautiful" (The Boston Globe), "gorgeously written" (O, The Oprah Magazine) coming-of-age memoir, Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston writes about her relationship with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom, her work with the greatest directors in Hollywood, her love affair with her husband, and much more.

Anjelica Huston was 29 years old and trying to create a place for herself as an actress in Hollywood when the director Tony Richardson said to her: "Poor little you. So much talent and so little to show for it. You’re never going to do anything with your life." Tony had a singsong voice, like one of his own parrots, but there was no mistaking the edge. "Perhaps you’re right,” I answered. Inside I was thinking, Watch me."

In A Story Lately Told, Anjelica Huston described her enchanted childhood in Ireland and her glamorous but troubled late teens in London. That memoir of her early years ended when Anjelica stepped into Hollywood. In Watch Me, Huston tells the story of falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited 17-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning the art and craft of acting, about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor, about her roles as Morticia Addams in the Addams Family films, Etheline Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums and Lilly Dillon in The Grifters, and about her collaborations with many great directors, including Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Bob Rafelson, Francis Ford Coppola, and Stephen Frears. She movingly and beautifully writes about the death of her father, the legendary director John Huston, and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. She is candid, mischievous, warm, passionate, funny, and a superb storyteller.

©2014 Anjelica Huston. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Kate M. 05-20-15
    Kate M. 05-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Could she be any less engaged in her own story?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    While I did listen to the entire book I cannot say that had I known what it would be like, I might have passed on it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Her relationship with Jack Nicholson, which I knew existed but did not know the details. Her relationship with her husband, who died, was interesting only in that if he had not died, she probably would have divorced him.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Anjelica Huston’s performances?

    No, this was terrible. She was reading a book, not telling me a story about her life. I was very disappointed in how she delivered her message. She sounded bored with her own life, and made me bored with it, too.


    Could you see Watch Me: A Memoir being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, her life is not that interesting.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CheshireCat55 Atlanta, GA United States 03-03-16
    CheshireCat55 Atlanta, GA United States 03-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Uninspiring"
    What disappointed you about Watch Me: A Memoir?

    She is a fantastic actress, but if you want a story about someone who had every available advantage in life paved ahead of her - this is the book for you.


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    Heather Thornton 12-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful"

    It was a beautiful memoir. Moving and exciting and lovely and classy and smart full of wisdom. Angelica Houston thank you thank you for sharing your life.

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    Anne 10-13-15
    Anne 10-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Do not waste your time"
    What disappointed you about Watch Me: A Memoir?

    the boring story, and the narrator


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anjelica Huston again?

    NO


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Anjelica Huston?

    maybe


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Watch Me: A Memoir?

    to be honest, I do not think the book was worthy of being a book


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bil Antoniou Agincourt, Ontario Canada 09-17-15
    Bil Antoniou Agincourt, Ontario Canada 09-17-15

    Movie madness!

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    "You'll want to listen to both books in one sitting"
    Any additional comments?

    Even though it treads more familiar ground for her fans (who already know her career), it's as enjoyable and moving as the first one (particularly as she deals with more loss in this one). Outstanding, and so beneficial given that we get to hear the woman herself reading it.

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    Amazon Customer New Bern, NC 06-16-15
    Amazon Customer New Bern, NC 06-16-15 Member Since 2006

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    "wonderful memoir"

    Such a wonderful memoir filled with Hollywood anecdotes and poignant personal stories. Angelica Huston is just a lovely person.

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    allinoneword Toronto, ON CANADA 06-12-15
    allinoneword Toronto, ON CANADA 06-12-15 Member Since 2014

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    "More than I imagined"

    I loved Angelica's narration, very emotive and you could tell she meant it. Fascinating stories and history. Sure there's lots of name dropping but it helps paint a brilliant scene of how both glamorous and filled with lose her life has been.

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    Maureen Sher Asheville, NC USA 06-08-15
    Maureen Sher Asheville, NC USA 06-08-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Deeply moving."

    Thank you, Angelica Huston, for sharing your life with such exceptional dignity. I have loved every minute of listening to your reading of your life story.

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    Claudia 05-19-15
    Claudia 05-19-15

    cloudbusiness

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    "Textured & entertaining"

    Having lived in and around the places frequented by Angelica Houston, I have always been curious about her. Her memories & reflections on her life are honest, entertaining & intelligent. Great listening during a rainy Rocky Mountain Spring.

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    felicia jones 05-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A beautiful lady"

    Superb! She is the daughter of one of the world's brilliant directors but,she's a talent all on her own. Beautiful inside and out. open,honest and not pretentious. Surrounded by the most famous in Hollywood but,not a snob. Beset with heartbreak and loss. But handled it all with grace and dignity. A must read! She's a true "survivor " I love her.

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