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A Paper Life

O'Neal, Tatum

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ISBN 10: 0060540974 / ISBN 13: 9780060540975
Published by HarperCollins, U.S.A., 2004
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. Attached to front end page is a B&W photo SIGNED and inscribed by Tatum O'Neal. $24.95 price present on DJ flap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 026006

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Bibliographic Details

Title: A Paper Life

Publisher: HarperCollins, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: W/SIGNED PHOTO

Edition: 1st Edition

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At age ten, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history for her performance in the film classic Paper Moon. She was hailed as a new kind of child star -- sassy and precocious -- for a hip, cynical age. As the sidekick to her father, the flamboyant star and man-about-town Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities ranging from Cher to Stanley Kubrick among her childhood friends.

But behind the glittering facade of Tatum's life lay heartbreak: abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Her alcoholic mother, the actress Joanna Moore, drifted in and out of her life. Her father, saddled with both Tatum and her brother Griffin, grew increasingly punishing and distant, especially after moving in with his longtime love, Farrah Fawcett. By her late teens, Tatum -- though a working actress with ten movies to her credit -- had begun a perilous slide into self-destruction.

Then, just before her twenty-first birthday, Tatum met the man who would become her husband: the explosive tennis great John McEnroe. They had three children, Kevin, Sean, and Emily, in quick succession, followed by one of the messiest high-profile divorces on record. With the collapse of her marriage and no real family to turn to, Tatum succumbed to the demons of her past, which would nearly kill her.

Now she has emerged clean and sober, rediscovering herself as an actress, mother, and wonderfully vibrant woman in what she considers the prime of her life.

A Paper Life is a story of strength and courage: unflinchingly honest, yet poignant, often funny, and unfailingly uplifting. It is a tale of triumph steeped in Hollywood lore -- and an inspiring testament to the healing power of love.

About the Author:

The youngest actress ever to win an Academy Award®, Tatum O'Neal has been a public figure for the last three decades. An actress, author, and the mother of three children, she makes her home in Los Angeles, California.

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