Then Again

Diane Keaton, Author, Diane Keaton, Read by
Diane Keaton, read by the author. Random House Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8 hrs., $35 ISBN 978-0-307-93401-7
Reviewed on: 02/27/2012
Release date: 11/01/2011
This audio production of Keaton’s memoir delivers something you won’t get in the print edition: Diane Keaton herself. As a narrator, Keaton’s personality, talent, and vulnerability shine through—whether she is describing heartbreak (take that, Al Pacino), revealing a never-before-disclosed struggle with an eating disorder, or acting goofy and showcasing her famously funny side. Keaton’s delivery is conversational throughout, and listeners will feel as if they’re sitting around the kitchen table swapping stories with the Hollywood legend. Most significantly, the performance captures the tenderness of Keaton’s relationship with her mother, Dorothy Keaton Hall. This audio weaves Hall’s journal entries, by turns joyous and painful, with Keaton’s memories from her childhood and adult life. Entertaining and a must for fans. A Random House hardcover. (Nov.)
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