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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library 921 STO (Text) 33500013373303 New Checked out 04/28/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 0525656766
  • ISBN: 9780525656760
  • Physical Description: 241 pages ; 22cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Death becomes me -- What is home -- Style -- Kitchen-sink Irish -- An education -- Work -- Role models -- Basic -- Invisible -- Dreams -- Dancing lessons -- Answered prayers -- Cages -- Choices -- Karma -- Hope -- The bull -- Me too -- The beauty of living twice.
Summary, etc.:
The Nobel Peace Summit Award-winning actress, activist, and humanitarian chronicles her efforts to recover and rebuild after a massive stroke, discussing how her health challenges were also shaped by industry standards, childhood traumas, and family bonds.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    True to her extraordinary cinematic chops, actor Stone launches her powerhouse memoir with the dramatic events surrounding the life-threatening stroke she suffered in September 2001. While the country was under siege from then unknown terrorists, Stone's body was similarly attacked by forces that took some time to identify. It is that journey, to discover the underlying sources of her health crisis and through her tumultuous recovery, that Stone recounts with her trademark flintiness and surprising tenderness. Watch as Stone's career and marriage collapse. Watch as she adopts her first son, only to lose him in a custody battle that bankrupts her. Watch as she adopts two more boys; finds joys in relationships with mentors, colleagues, and strangers; and discovers a sustaining spirituality that nourishes and heals her. Stone recounts her stressful childhood, her storied career, and her strained relationships with both verve and an unexpected vulnerability, evincing an abiding faith and fierce determination to regain the physical and emotional strength she needed to reenter the world on her own terms as artist and activist. Deeply compelling and redefining. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    True to her extraordinary cinematic chops, actor Stone launches her powerhouse memoir with the dramatic events surrounding the life-threatening stroke she suffered in September 2001. While the country was under siege from then unknown terrorists, Stone's body was similarly attacked by forces that took some time to identify. It is that journey, to discover the underlying sources of her health crisis and through her tumultuous recovery, that Stone recounts with her trademark flintiness and surprising tenderness. Watch as Stone's career and marriage collapse. Watch as she adopts her first son, only to lose him in a custody battle that bankrupts her. Watch as she adopts two more boys; finds joys in relationships with mentors, colleagues, and strangers; and discovers a sustaining spirituality that nourishes and heals her. Stone recounts her stressful childhood, her storied career, and her strained relationships with both verve and an unexpected vulnerability, evincing an abiding faith and fierce determination to regain the physical and emotional strength she needed to reenter the world on her own terms as artist and activist. Deeply compelling and redefining. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

SHARON STONE is an actress, human rights activist, artist, mother, daughter, sister, and writer. She has been honored with a Nobel Peace Summit Award, a Harvard Humanitarian Award, a Human Rights Campaign Humanitarian Award, and an Einstein Spirit Award, as well as many other accolades. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Subject: Stone, Sharon, 1958-
Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Cerebrovascular disease > Patients > United States > Biography.
Stone, Sharon, 1958-
Cerebrovascular disease > Patients.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.

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