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.


  1. Kim, I listened to this via audio CD and really enjoyed it. Diane was the reader on the CD...it was a lot of fun to travel around in my car whilst listening to her. I found myself going the extra distance to keep listening. :)
    Jeanne xx

  2. I'm not sure if this is out on CD here in the UK, but I'm off to look. Great review! I really admire Diane Keaton's acting, and it sounds from what you say as if there's far more to her than meets the eye. Like you, I thought New York all the way!

  3. Pen and Pencil Girls:

    First, love your moniker! You should be able to find the book on CD in the UK since Jeanne (see first comment) lives in England and listened to it. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.


  4. So glad you reviewed this -- love DK! Just placed a hold on the audio version at the library.