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Send yourself roses : thoughts on my life, love, and leading roles
Turner, Kathleen, 1954-
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New York : Springboard, [2007]

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v, 265 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Kathleen Turner has always lived her life according to her own rules. The screen icon opens up about her own life--both personal and professional--the risks she's taken, and the lessons she's learned from her film and stage career, 20-year marriage (and recent separation), raising her daughter, and her successful struggle with rheumatoid arthritis. Turner recounts why she took the roles she did--from her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her subsequent craft-stretching roles in Peggy Sue Got Married (for which she received an Academy award nomination), Romancing the Stone, Prizzi's Honor, The War of the Roses, and Serial Mom. And she discusses her recent resurgence on the stage with Tony nominations in her roles as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate and as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which she also won the a British Evening Standard Award.--Publisher description.
The best role is always ahead -- Every step is forward -- Passion grows into talent -- See your moment and seize it, honey -- If you feel sexy, so you are -- Stake your claim and make your stand -- Banish the yet -- Separate the real from the reel -- Speak in your own voice -- The irony strikes when you're hot -- Wait till the choice is inevitable -- Don't repeat your successes -- Send yourself roses -- Take the lead, lady!
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