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Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence Her Polaroid commercials with James Garner and her Emmy Award winning television performances have made funny charming Mariette Hartley one of America s favorite stars But hidden behind her high good

  • Title: Breaking the Silence
  • Author: Mariette Hartley Anne Commire
  • ISBN: 9780451171627
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Her Polaroid commercials with James Garner and her Emmy Award winning television performances have made funny, charming Mariette Hartley one of America s favorite stars But hidden behind her high good humor was a family legacy of abuse, suicide, and alcoholism that nearly destroyed her Growing up the privileged granddaughter of pioneering psychologist John B Watson, whoHer Polaroid commercials with James Garner and her Emmy Award winning television performances have made funny, charming Mariette Hartley one of America s favorite stars But hidden behind her high good humor was a family legacy of abuse, suicide, and alcoholism that nearly destroyed her Growing up the privileged granddaughter of pioneering psychologist John B Watson, who preached that children should never be kissed, hugged, or even touched, Mariette went from days of martinis, tweeds and roses in suburban Connecticut to madcap nights in Hollywood, outwardly leading a charmed life Inside, though, her family secrets and abusive husband were pushing her toward tragedy Filled with wit, humanity and marvelous inside stories of Hollywood and television, Breaking the Silence is the story of Mariette s triumphant journey to hope, courage and a happy new life a work as warm and engaging as the woman herself.

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    1 thought on “Breaking the Silence

    1. I enjoyed this memoir of Mariette Hartley. She wrote about her families problems with alcohol addiction and the suicide. She dealt with them honestly, poignantly and humorously. He grandfather was the bahaviorist, John Watson, and she implies that some of the family problems stem from that no touch approach to childrearing. I didn't know much about her or even that she was a movie and TV star. My expose to her was this August at the NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Conference in San [...]

    2. This one starts off with nuggets of momentum, and then gains more and more, as it goes along. Funny and sad. Really enjoyed it.

    3. Breaking the Silence is one actress's surprising, powerful memoir of family secrets and personal courage, told with earthiness, spirit, humor, and unabashed honesty.From the beginning, Mariette Hartley seemed to have it all: brains, talent, looks, and charm-they ran in her family. But other things ran in her family as well.Her funny, alcoholic adman/artist father grew dreamy, grew depressed, and then shot himself in the head, with Mariette in the next roomHer rage-filled, silence-prone mother, a [...]

    4. I remember seeing Mariette Hartley on T.V. when I was a kid. Recently, she has reappeared on television narrating the TV show "Wild about Animals". She seems supernaturally young - looking much the same as she did in the 1980's. I found her to be smart and witty in this memoir. Her unusual childhood and strange grandfather, Big John were fascinating. Her father and mother both had personal demons that made them less than ideal parents. She had an early abusive marriage. Later, she had a successf [...]

    5. Well-done, Mariette. Brave woman, and such a gentle soul.In Breaking the Silence, Mariette opens her life - glamour and faults, joys and traumas, for all to see.Well written and funny too!

    6. This was a very moving book - as she recalls family tragedies and how she overcame them. She also shares funny stories about her career enjoyable read.

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