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Publisher's Summary

It's conventional wisdom that Hollywood has no use for a woman over 40. So it's a good thing that Diahann Carroll, with her winning career, is anything but conventional.

With wisdom that only aging gracefully can bestow, she talks frankly about her four marriages as well as her other relationships, including her courtship with Sidney Poitier; racial politics in show business; and the personal cost, particularly to her family, of being a pioneer.

From a recent, Emmy-nominated role on Grey's Anatomy to appearances on Oprah, Diahann Carroll's legendary stage, film, and television career has spanned more than five decades.

Her title role on Julia beginning in 1968 established Carroll as the first African-American actress to star in her own television series. The role garnered her both an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe win to go along with the 1962 Best Actress Tony Award she won for her role in No Strings (also a first for a black woman). Diahann also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in Claudine.

In the 1980s, Diahann joined the glitzy night-time soap opera Dynasty as the jet-setter Dominique Deveraux.

Carroll's career continued strong in the 1990s with appearances in films such as The Five Heartbeats; she also starred as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.

As a breast cancer survivor and activist, Carroll invited a camera crew into her treatment room for a national broadcast special to draw attention to the cause.

Ever the consummate performer, her new cabaret show at Feinstein's has traveled nationwide to sold-out audiences.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2008 Diahann Carroll (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Loved it All!!

It was a ride through her life! She was brutally honest about her challenges, and her voice brought so much life to her adventures that it felt like an experience for the listener as well! A Great listen!!!

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Candid, Revealing, and Fun

Diahann Carroll is in fine form and shares some of the most intimate moments and lessons learned from a rich life.

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diva

loved the grandness of miss carroll. she knew how to tell her story and i enjoyed every moment

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Magnificent!!

I thoroughly enjoyed hearing this wonderful written and narrated by one of our most beloved screen stars. Heard straight from her about her missteps in life and how she overcame by sheer will and ever eloquent way. So happy I selected this read and you will be too!

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Good Read - Aging, Self Acceptance & Resilience

Inspiring memoir of a talented AA Diva who demanded the best and wouldn't accept No

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Brilliance

I wish I would've appreciated her more when she was alive. Such rich, compelling and engaging life stories. A good book for quarantining.

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fantastic

loved it learning about her life and read by the author. she will be missed

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Loved it!!

Very nice and easy read. Authors voice was very soothing!! Loved it!! Very nicely put together.

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Loved It!

Great story and delivery! The most honest biography’s I have ever read. Engaging and entertaining. I defiantly recommend this book.

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A great "read"! LOVE Diahann Carroll

I admire Diahann Carroll a lot and so much more after "reading" her story. She is honest, engaging, and as real as I imagined she would be. So much of her story is relatable to what I, my mother, and grandmother have experience.

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Class in everyway!

Ms.Carroll writes her memories the same as her professional image: full of class! I finished the book hoping so much to have lived in her life and been her friend. I loved the wonderful self confidence that she has exuberated throughout her life and never for one second expressed regret, bitterness or presented herself less than perfection in every part of her live. I loved the book and highly recommend it to anyone who longs for the golden age!