Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Book - 2014
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From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton, a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, that old frenemy the mirror, and how in the end you just have to do it your way.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780812994261
Characteristics: xxi, 192 pages ;,22 cm.


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May 15, 2018

Just because Diane Keaton is a fun energetic and appealing actress doesn't mean that she needs to, ought to write a book. I had wanted to enjoy this, and took it out on CD which was read by DK herself. Her reading was the best part. The content was largely irrelevant and a waste of time. Didn't make it thru the whole book

Mar 10, 2016

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.

multcolib_susannel Sep 14, 2015

Diane Keaton uses personal anctidotes and her classic sense of humor to explore the meaning of beauty.

Apr 28, 2015

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.

Jan 19, 2015

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.

Sep 02, 2014

Tried to keep on keeping on with this book, but finally closed it in disgust...and disappointment...can't believe such silliness was published....

Jun 17, 2014

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.

Raynpetal Jun 16, 2014

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.

maryrello Jun 11, 2014

read a few pages of this worthless drivel...pure cr ap. i can't believe it was published.

debwalker Apr 25, 2014

Should be funny - Diane Keaton's take on (late) motherhood.

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