Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

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In Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, she shares the wisdom she's accumulated through the years as a mother, daughter, actress, artist, and international style icon. This is a book only Diane Keaton could write'a smart and funny chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed with beauty. In her one-of-a-kind voice, Keaton offers up a message of empowerment for anyone who's ever dreamed of kicking back against the "should"s and "supposed to"s that undermine our pursuit of beauty in all its forms. From a mortifying encounter with a makeup artist who tells her she needs to get her eyes fixed to an awkward excursion to Victoria's Secret with her teenage daughter, Keaton shares funny and not-so-funny moments from her life in and out of the public eye. For Diane Keaton, being beautiful starts with being true to who you are, and in this book she also offers self-knowing commentary on the bold personal choices she's made through the years: the wide-brimmed hats, outrageous shoes, and all-weather turtlenecks that have made her an inspiration to anyone who cherishes truly individual style'and catnip to paparazzi worldwide. She recounts her experiences with the many men in her life'including Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, and Sam Shepard'shows how our ideals of beauty change as we age, and explains why a life well lived may be the most beautiful thing of all. Wryly observant and as fiercely original as Diane Keaton herself, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty is a head-turner of a book that holds up a mirror to our beauty obsessions'and encourages us to like what we see.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2014]
ISBN: 9780804165884
0804165882
Characteristics: 1 online resource (5 hr., 6 min.)
Additional Contributors: Keaton, Diane

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LovieBooker
Apr 24, 2017

Annie Hall talking about being Annie Hall. Let's just say it wasn't very interesting.

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elizabeth2625
Oct 04, 2014

I listened to this on CD during a car trip. I am grateful that Diane Keaton "read it" to me as think reading the book would at times be confusing. This is a lovely look at Diane as a person, a Mom...someone you could see being friends with. This is a wonderful book. Enjoy it for what it is. And perhaps then think about your book would be like.

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