Title Brother & sister / Diane Keaton.
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.©2020
Author Keaton, Diane, 1946- author.
Date 01-01-2020
Physical description 157 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm
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volume
Item 920 KEA (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 320363 INLIBRARY
Major subject Family
Actors
United States
Biography
Minor subject Overseas item
LCSH Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Brothers and sisters.
Keaton, Diane, 1946-
Keaton, Diane -- Family.
Keaton, Randy.
Notes "A memoir"--Cover.
ISBN 9780451494504
Abstract From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again: a heartfelt memoir about her relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take. When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions: they shared stories at night in their bunk beds; they swam, laughed, dressed up for Halloween. Their mother captured their American-dream childhoods in her diaries, and on camera. But as they grew up, Randy became troubled, then reclusive. By the time he reached adulthood, he was divorced, an alcoholic, a man who couldn't hold on to full-time work--his life a world away from his sister's, and from the rest of their family. Now Diane is delving into the nuances of their shared, and separate, pasts to confront the difficult question of why and how Randy ended up living his life on "the other side of normal." In beautiful and fearless prose that's intertwined with photographs, journal entries, letters, and poetry--many of them Randy's own writing and art--this insightful memoir contemplates the inner workings of a family, the ties that hold it together, and the special bond between siblings even when they are pulled far apart. Here is a story about love and responsibility: about how, when we choose to reach out to the people we feel closest to--in moments of difficulty and loss--surprising things can happen. A story with universal echoes, Brother & Sister will speak across generations to families whose lives have been touched by the fragility and "otherness" of loved ones--and to brothers and sisters everywhere.
Contents 1.The Proof is in the Picture -- 2.A Token of Absence -- 3.King of the Back Flip -- 4.A Hawk's Talons -- 5.Till Death Do Us Part -- 6.Printers Pull off a Good One -- 7.Birdman -- 8.A Last Kiss -- 9.Three Sisters -- 10.Slipping Away -- 11.Surrendering to the Rush of Wings -- 12.Hillary -- 13.Foster's Freeze -- 14.Kicked Out -- 15.Let it Go -- 16.Homeward Bound.
LCN 1255781
Item ID 320363
Database Library Catalogue