'Huston combines an extraordinary life with a real gift for storytelling. Her dry wit, eloquent understatement and her vivid memory for the places, people and feelings of her childhood and early adulthood make this one of those very rare celebrity memoirs that you ll want to read and re-read for the sheer beauty of its writing' Daily Mail
'Her descriptions of her childhood in Ireland sparkle with delight (she has a wonderful eye), but there are undertows of unease almost from the start... haunting mixture of bright, sensuous description and dark emotional undercurrents... Heady stuff' Lynn Barber, Sunday Times
'You'd expect Anjelica Huston's memoir to be rich in stories from the golden days of cinema, but what's particularly enjoyable about her story is the rhapsodic way that she beautifully describes that bygone world. A second volume of the book promises to continue the story from 1974 onwards; on this evidence, it should be beguiling stuff' Alexander Larman, Observer
'An extraordinarily vividly evoked account. Here is a tough tale told straight and wonderfully well' Sam Leith, Guardian
'Unlike many celebrity memoirs, Anjelica Huston's is worth reading. Instead of the usual ghosted drivel, she offers as she does in her acting a quirky charm and a reckless honesty. Her story is an interesting one, and is generally well written, sometimes even beautifully so'Spectator
'Clinically observed, bittersweet and unsentimental, this memoir condenses anecdotes that in other books would last pages into a paragraph; a good omen for the next volume, which takes up the baton in 1973' --Observer
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About the Author
An award-winning actress and director, Anjelica Huston has received multiple Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy nominations. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting actress in Prizzi's Honour, making the Huston family - beginning with her grandfather, Walter, and father, John - the first to include three generations of Oscar winners.
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