In Pieces
by Field, Sally







Prologue1(6)
Part One
1 My Grandmother's Daughter
7(17)
2 Dick
24(16)
3 Jocko
40(17)
4 Libbit
57(18)
5 What Goes Up
75(17)
6 That Summer
92(25)
Part Two
7 Gidget
117(20)
8 Get Thee to a Nunnery
137(15)
9 Wired
152(23)
10 Together
175(22)
11 Second Season
197(14)
12 Peter
211(18)
Part Three
13 Transition
229(20)
14 Culpable
249(20)
15 Hungry
269(18)
16 Sybil
287(20)
17 The Bandit
307(18)
18 Treading Water
325(15)
19 Norma
340(18)
20 The End of the Beginning
358(7)
21 Me, My Mother, and Mary Todd
365(26)
Epilogue391(8)
Acknowledgments399


The Academy Award-winning actress shares insights into her difficult childhood, the artistic pursuits that helped her find her voice and the powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and mother. 500,000 first printing.





Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winning actor who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. In 2012, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 she was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the Board of The Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010. She has three sons and five grandchildren.





*Starred Review* Sally Field loved Gidget's "other side of the glass world" because her early 1960s TV character had a kind and reliable father, the stark opposite of Field's sexually predatory stepfather. In her first book, a memoir as soulful, wryly witty, and lyrical as it is candid and courageous, Field recounts the prolonged abuse she survived by creating "a safe place where I could toss all the feelings I didn't understand." Field's stoicism was rooted in her love for her mother (who was "always glowing like honey in a glass jar"), and it was her mother's death that inspired this eye-opening and deeply affecting chronicle. As Field vividly shares behind-the-scene tales about her Academy Award-winning role in Norma Rae ("If I could play her, I could be me"), her Emmy-winning performance in Sybil (which "opened a national dialogue" about child abuse and mental illness), and her indelible performance as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, among many other performances, she reveals the damaging relationships and unending demands she endured, her battle to free herself from the typecasting her early sitcom success bestowed, and her revelations at the Actors Studio, where "All the pieces, the voice, the parts of me came together." Arresting in its dark disclosures, vitality, humor, and grace, Field's deeply felt and beautifully written memoir illuminates the experiences and emotions on which she draws as an exceptionally charismatic, empathic, and powerful artist. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Sally Field is beloved, which is pull enough, but the struggles she reveals, especially in light of the #MeToo movement, are galvanizing and will be avidly discussed on every form of media. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.






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