Breathing Out Hardcover – 1 Jun 2005
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Behind the scenes Peggy was much gossiped about and as her revealing memoir tells us, it turns out to have been all true. Her affair with Paul McCartney is beautifully told. As she describes it, she was kind of squeezed in between Jane Asher and Linda Eastman, and I for one can see how Asher, Eastman, and Heather Mills are all variations on the Peggy Lipton type. She lived with Lou Adler and so she was right at the center of the LA "youthquake" with the Monterey Pop Festival, the Mamas and the Papas, etc. She even made an LP which I wish was included as a CD in the back of this book but alas no. She survived a close encounter with Sammy Davis Jr., and she "ended up spending three long weekends" with the one and only Elvis Presley. I'm just scratching the surface here. She got around in a serious way--she was "rapaciously romantic," she admits.
When she married Quincy Jones, she sort of withdrew from acting, and then David Lynch and TWIN PEAKS put her back on the map again. Her accounts of working with both men are equally satisfying. Most of all her readers will grow genuinely fond of her by the time the book comes to a close.
Peggy has had an amazing life, filled with despair and wonder, and she shares her stories in a very direct, honest manner. While parts of Peggy mirrored the emotional, vulnerable Julie that she played on the show, she is also much more sensual and complicated than her public persona.
I guess I just assumed that a woman as beautiful and famous as Peggy would have led a happy life, but that was naive on my part. Breathing Out was a surprising memoir: so much of it was heavy and depressing, but then it became inspirational as Peggy grew stronger and learned to face her past, so she could change her future.
This is a well-written, fast-paced and absorbing memoir. I recommend it very much.
A personal, honest journey is not revealing dirt. And Ms. Lipton had a wonderful relationship for many years in which she had her children. Obviously relationships are important to her.
I found her a true bright light on Twin Peaks. And she is more beautiful as a mature woman than ever! Breathing Out is a good thing.
I loved hearing about how satisfying working on Mod Squad was for the trio, this WAS ground breaking television, and Peggy did a beautiful job.The Guru encounters were oh so telling and I will reserve my judgements about this relationship; I want to applaud Peggy was carefully telling it like it is ; and was- and not just pretending to write a superficial memoir name dropping hollywood bio. The tender balance between candor and discretion is carefully maintained and the story was respectful to Peggy's family and friends- this book was a pleasure, and worth waiting for.