I don't usually add any comment to a book, though this was so pathetic. I kept reading, expecting it to get better, hoping for it to get better - it never got better. Keaton is wrapped up in beauty, and her belief she has none. It read to be a psychological assignment for her to deal with her insecurity of beauty. This is not worth a read.
Diane Keaton uses personal anctidotes and her classic sense of humor to explore the meaning of beauty.
I didn't like this book; but that does not reflect on the book. I'm just not a movie person so I didn't appreciate the references.
The one chapter I liked was, "What is beauty," where Keaton says for her, beauty is a collection of images, and objects, and thoughts and feelings she's gathered over the course of her life.
Well written. Lively and fun to read. But no substance. A troubled lady struggling with her neurotic preoccupation with external appearance which if her fears were true, she would be a circus act not a movie star. Don't bother.
Tried to keep on keeping on with this book, but finally closed it in disgust...and disappointment...can't believe such silliness was published....
A book supposedly about beauty and authenticity by a woman who hates her nose, suffers extreme angst on any occasion where she cannot wear a hat because her hair is thinning, wears a turtleneck, overcoat and Prada boots to the beach and hides her self-loathed eyes behind dark shadow and tinted glasses. Also a woman who can't string together two coherent sentences. There is so much more I could say about this book but I will just leave my advice, for what it's worth, to anyone thinking about checking it out: SKIP IT.
Although I've enjoyed Diane Keaton in a few roles- Baby Boom mostly, I was unimpressed with this book which she talked mostly about the issues she had with esthetics, such as the way her eyes look like her father's, and how she had issues her dad as a child. Kinda boring. I expected more.
read a few pages of this worthless drivel...pure cr ap. i can't believe it was published.
Should be funny - Diane Keaton's take on (late) motherhood.
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