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Talk Softly: A Memoir

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Actress and model Cynthia O'Neal was living her dream life—married to the famous stage and screen actor Patrick O’Neal, the mother of two young sons, resident of the Dakota downstairs from John Lennon, owner of the successful Ginger Man restaurant, and frequent guest at dinner parties with Leonard Bernstein and Rudolf Nureyev.
And then she changed course suddenly, surprisin
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Seven Stories Press (first published 2010)
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This was a raw and honest memoir written by Cynthia O'Neal, about her life with her husband stage and screen actor Patrick O'Neal, her children Fitz and Max, and her loving and endless support for those infected with the AIDS virus. Her story is amazing...even painful at times. She takes us through the early years of her marriage, the famous people that she has met and scores of friendships that she has had over the years. She is a steadfast friend to those in need, the bonds that she forms with ...more
David Jay
This memoir is about how Cynthia O'Neal went from being a model/actress/wife of a movie star to the founder of Friends in Deed, an amazing organization in NYC which provides services to people with life threatening illnesses, their famlies, friends, caregivers, and people who are grieving. Her story is painful, at times, and moving. The book is beautifully written and lovely to experience. It feels like an honor to spend time in her company. This is a book that has real life lessons to impart.
Very interesting! Brought back a lot of memories from another time, but also learned alot from reading it! Sometimes the switching back and forth of time periods was confusing, but I did not want to put it down until finished.
i knew she was amazing, but this just proves it.
A great mentor.
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