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Dear Cary by Dyan Cannon
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Jan 27, 2012

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I'm torn about how to rate this was a definite page turner, I couldn't put it down. But in some ways I wish that I hadn't read it, because it changed the positive impression that I had of Cary Grant in general. After reading Jennifer Grant's very loving book about Cary Grant as a father, Dyan Cannon's book was a sad bookend. It was fascinating to read the early part of the book, about her early days in Hollywood, and being wooed by Cary Grant, but after a few years together, things became very sad for the two of them together. Dyan Cannon was so young when she met him, there's no way she could have stood up to him and been on equal footing as a life partner. Her letter to him at the end of the book, about forgiveness, made my cry. It's a book worth reading -- but read Jennifer Grant's book after that, so you can then be dazzled by stories of Cary Grant as a dad!
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kathy I couldn't agree more. You took the words right out of my mouth.

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