In Pieces

In Pieces Review

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In this intimate, haunting literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.


One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.


With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

Title:In Pieces
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 stars! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ This was unexpected. I thought I “knew” Sally Field from her movies, but it turns out she has a far-reaching, honest story to tell, and I took my time with it- some pa...

  • Elyse Walters

    I grew up watching Sally field along with many other people in my age group. I liked her the same way many others did. While visiting my mom in Arizona,she and her neighbor were both talking about Sal...

  • Cheri

    ”I wait for my mother to haunt me as she promised she would; long to wake in the night with the familiar sight of her sitting at the end of my bed, to talk to her one more time, to feel that all th...

  • Lisa

    An astounding revelation of a life in pieces by an Academy Award winning American icon.SUMMARYAcademy Award winning actress Sally Field, tells her story about a challenging and lonely childhood, the c...

  • Mel

    Anytime an author writes their story I want to hear them tell it to me if it's an option. Void of gestures, eye movements, and other body language components, it's the voice that often gives the color...

  • Martie Nees Record

    Genre: AutobiographyPublisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.Pub. Date: September 18, 2018If booksellers need to call this autobiography a memoir for sales purposes then it should be labeled a literary memoir...

  • Myrna

    This is a linear memoir but the majority focuses on her early years. After talking about the film Norma Rae she speeds right through the rest of the years. Maybe she only shared the “pieces” she s...

  • Wendy'sThoughts

    2018 Best Memoir & AutobiographySemifinal Round Nominees Sally Field has been in my life from the beginning. She was the cute Gidget...The Unbelievable Flying Nun... The woman in Smokey and the Bandi...

  • Michael

    I have been a huge fan of Sally field for a number of reasons: Versatile as an actress, as a kind individual and the roles she played has sparked a great interest in me. My favorite movie is Ms Doubtf...

  • Laura

    What a beautiful and brave human being Sally Field is. In this book she reveals painful and honest truths of her past and how they laid the foundation for the person she is today.The audiobook is read...