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Me by Katharine Hepburn
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Jun 13, 2012

it was ok
Read from June 13 to 17, 2012

I would recommend this book through part 3, but don't bother with the rest. The first 3 parts were pretty good. It was interesting to hear about her life growing up on the East Coast, and how she got into theater and movies. But by part 4 it turned into a random bunch of rambling stories about this person, or that strange conversation. There were two very brief chapters about her relationship with Spencer Tracy. At the end of the first one, she says, "more on Spencer later," but then the second "Spencer" chapter didn't deliver--it sort of left me wondering if their relationship wasn't a great one, because it seemed like she didn't have much to say about him (the saddest part to me is when she said, "I have no idea how Spencer felt about me. I can only say that I think that if he hadn't liked me, he wouldn't have hung around." WOW, how sad to not know how your husband of almost 30 years feels about you!!!).

Basically it seemed like after she talked about making the movies, she didn't have much else to say. Also, I have to say (because it drove me nuts the entire time) that her writing style was SO ANNOYING. Very fragmented sentences--just trailing off into nothing--em dash here--em dash there--random person talking here... ellipses--another em dash. I wanted to scream WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING???? It got really old and I got older trying to stick with it and figure out what she was talking about.
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BeautifulNerd They were never married. She was his mistress. Those chapters made me dismayed because of the quote you mentioned, plus her talking about how she changed her personality for him, and all the flippant asides about his long suffering wife. Not really the rose tinted love story Hollywood had us believe.

Iris Nothing about Katharine Hepburn was "Rose Tinted". That's why we love her!

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