Tuesday, May 22, 2012
THEN AGAIN - Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton is quirky and classic and I've always liked her acting--even when the movie was terrible. Her recently published biography, Then Again, begins with excerpts from her mother's journals which Keaton uses throughout as a comparison of their two lives. She was very close to her mom and this book pays honor to her. I listened to this book on audio CD narrated by Diane Keaton which made it all the better. Keaton's voice at times was emotional but it always fit the subject matter (usually talking about her mom or dad).
This woman loves and enjoys her family--her parents, sisters, brother, and now her children. I didn't realize Keaton grew up in Orange County, California. She always struck me as the New York type. It was fun to hear her mention various places around Orange County since I love the place and have been there a zillion times.
Keaton describes her relationships with Woody Allen, Al Pacino, and Warren Beatty with enough detail to make it interesting but always respectful. I would have loved more information about her success at restoring houses and more behind the scene stories from movie sets. But all in all I enjoyed this book.