Do you remember your first celebrity fandom? I was ten when my parents let me rent the VHS of James Cameronâ€™s Titanic. There was no going back: Leonardo DiCaprio was and remains one of my idols. Iâ€™ve followed his career and his environmental efforts and ignored his affinity for cargo pants ever since. READ MORE
“Somebody asked me â€˜Do you want to do an autobiography?â€™ I wasnâ€™t going to do it nowâ€”I say this in my introduction. I thought itâ€™s what you do at the end…I did not know the rules. But they said, ‘Do it!’ I thought, okay, Iâ€™ll do one. Itâ€™s a halfway point. This is my first half of life.”
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“The book is about communicating and relating to other people, and itâ€™s called IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU, WOULD I HAVE THIS LOOK ON MY FACE? And thatâ€™s really what itâ€™s about, it’s about the value of relating. I think the basis of communicating is when you understand whatâ€™s going on in the head of the person youâ€™re talking to or communicating with, whether youâ€™re talking to them in person or in a written piece of material. Youâ€™ve got to know what theyâ€™re going throughâ€”otherwise, youâ€™re just spraying information at them.”
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“When I was a young actor in New York, I premiered in a show called Sly Fox, which starred the great George C. Scott. I had three lines in the show. Actually, I had one line and I said it three times. It was, ‘You look wonderful, sir,’ which I added ‘oh’ to. ‘Oh, you look wonderful, sir.’ That was free of charge. I remember walking out the stage door one day and there was this legendary autograph hound that went from theater to theater, and he was standing right in front of me as I walked out, and he looked at me and he went, ‘Are you anybody?'”
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“I wrote a book called Girling Up, which is a map of the process of becoming a young woman from being a girl, and the book literally covers everything from puberty to how we grow, how our brains work, how and why we socialize, how we cope with hard things in life and how we matter in the world.”
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“My book is called There is No F*cking Secret, Lessons from a Badass Bitch, and what inspired me to write this book is that so many people have decided who they think I am, and tell me who they think I am, and come to me all the time and ask me what my secret is. And, I want the world to see who I really am, and the only way I could do that is by writing this book.”
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Lauren Graham fans rejoice! Sheâ€™s back with another bookâ€”but this time itâ€™s not fiction. Talking as Fast as I Can is a collection of personal essays on everything from her unconventional early childhood to her successful adulthood through to, you guess it, the recent Gilmore Girls reboot.
Are you a fan of short stories? Then Big Cats is the audiobook for you. The acclaimed collection was released in audio this week and it has a star-studded cast. With the likes of Patricia Arquette, Helen Hunt, Rainn Wilson, and Jenna Fischer, among others, Big Cats is full of big personalities.