Pieces of My Heart: A Life Paperback – 1 Sep 2009
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"Mesmerizing" -- Kirkus Reviews
"Engaging" -- Publishers Weekly
Engaging --Publishers Weekly
Mesmerizing --Kirkus Reviews
"Pieces of My Heart is a treasure. . . . Wagner's portrait of [Natalie] Wood is adoring and poignant. . . . With admirable strength and honest self-awareness, Wagner makes plain that there's much more to him than his handsome face."--Washington Post
Pieces of My Heart is a treasure. . . . Wagner s portrait of [Natalie] Wood is adoring and poignant. . . . With admirable strength and honest self-awareness, Wagner makes plain that there s much more to him than his handsome face. --Washington Post"
Mesmerizing --Kirkus Reviews"
Engaging --Publishers Weekly"
`Fantastic ... Reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood. What a story he has to tell.' Mirror
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He does come across as a decent chap with some flaws which perhaps he isn't aware of, but he does tell some very good stories and he doesn't pull his punches. I couldn't wait to get back to it and read it in less than 24 hours. So if you're interested in Hollywood from the 1950s to the 1970s - get a copy.
In keeping with the title the book tells of Robert's many love affairs and how they affected his life. He tells his life story with amazing honesty and some facts are revealed for the first time.
His tales of spending time with the Hollywood Greats, Frank Sinatra etc.
are amusing and give a real insight into stars real lives.
Some wonderful photos included.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - AN ENTERTAINING LIGHT READ
He had two stepsons by his earlier marriage to Marion Marshall, and when he had remarried Natalie Wood, the boys were still around and her referred to him as his sons, not stepsons. The boys then in their twenties, thought enough about him to act as pallbearers of Natalie Wood's coffin, at her burial, so he must have been loved and respected by them.
I was particularly glad to hear his version of the death of Natalie Wood in 1981. At the time the press insinuated that she was drunk and fell off their boat which was moored off Catalina Island, and drowned and he and the others on board were too drunk to know.
In actual fact the most logical explanation was the one he gave. Natalie went to bed and in the main bedroom cabin heard the boat's dinghy banging against the boat side, and supposing it had come loose from its moorings, went out to retie it, presumably because they would never sleep with the noise. She slipped on the ladder was knocked out, fell in the water and unable to swim, was drowned. The coroners report stated that there was very little excess alchohol in her blood at the time.
So a pleasant book to read and a long standing mystery solved as well!
Comments have been made that he didn't go into enough detail about Natalie's death, but he discussed the basics - she died in a tragic accident and why should he tell us more than that? Although it is 30 years since she died and he has been married to Jill St John for almost 20, it is obvious that Natalie was the love of his life and she overshadows the whole book.
We learn about his decades-long friendships with megastars like David Niven and his love affairs with a bevy of stars, including Barbara Stanwyck, his devotion to wife Natalie and later serenity with current wife Jill St. John. I enjoyed hearing all about old Hollywood and couldn't put the book down. The book contains many movie and personal photos.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as a gift for my sister and she really enjoyed reading this.Published 26 days ago by clare
I'm not usually a fan of biography, but this one was interesting, and charming. Robert Wagner's long career has spanned the end of the studio system, the glamorous 50's and 60's,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by HylaryK
I can recommend this autobiography sincerely because grace and sincerity are what he brings to this marvellous telling of a life.
Yours RJ in appreciation.
A lot of this book is about other stars lives. I continued reading because he said how he loved Natalie so much. Read morePublished 17 months ago by KIM THORPE