At the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, teen star Grace Turner disappeared.
Now, tentatively sober and surprisingly numb, Grace is back in ...more
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This is amazing, realistic portrait of a childhood artist facing with the realities of the biggest industry of the world, learning how to survive without getting any emotional support of her ...more
Grace Turner is missing from Hollywood. She can be found in her quiet hometown standing in a CVS buying her mom tampons and diet ...more
The story highlights on Grace Turner a young star that rose quickly in Hollywood who disappears suddenly after a few years of fame.
Ella Berman explores an intimate look at the life of a young woman trying to put her life back together after a tragedy.
Grace turns to alcohol and drugs to cope with the horrible things that happened to her as a teenager on film sets and behind closed doors. Now a year later, Grace in her 20's is trying to put her life ...more
The Comeback is a #MeToo story very reminiscent of the Harvey Weinstein stories we've heard in the media but this story is less about the predator and more about the impact it had on his victim - Grace. Grace was a star with her career soaring, but following abuse by her director Abel, she quietly fades into anonymity. Aiming to make a comeback and also face reality, Grace must admit to herself what happened and how she wants to see justice served - but Grace doesn't know what that ...more
I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.
A deep dive into the psyche ...more
The author does a really beautiful job of writing the relationship between Emilia (Grace's assaulter's wife) and Grace. I found myself constantly guessing whether they were really friends or whether Emilia was complicit in her husband's schemes.
My only ...more
(view spoiler)[There are going to be some big TWs for this book so I know it won't be for everyone. That being said, The Comeback is a vital addition to the conversation about women's agency especially in regards to the Harvey Fucksteins of the world.
Some parts were really hard to read. Like made me rage cry, want-to-junk-punch-all-men-and-burn-the-patriarchy-to-the-ground, hard to read. But those moments were balanced with insightful introspection from Grace and ...more
Grace is a teen star who is now back in LA after being missing from the scene for a year. As Grace steps back into the celebrity world, we examine why she left, how she was hurt, and how she is going to fit back into the scene and fight back.
This book started off strong, but I did start to lose interest toward the end. I loved the back and forth of the present and the past, learning of her ...more
After a mysterious year away from Hollywood, actress Grace Turner is taking her first tentative steps back into her old life as a successful film actress. She is plagued by the memory of addiction, her failed marriage and troubled family life, and her abusive relationship with her mentor, famed director Able Yorke. Her past continues to haunt her as she attempts to reconnect with old friends, her ex, her younger sister, and Able's ...more
This perfect story for the ME TOO. era since all her issues stem from the relationship with Able. As we have seen in the headlines, we can relate ...more