Monday, February 13, 2012
The narrative is kind of disjointed, going back and forth in time, but when I thought about it, it is very much like Diane Keaton--told in that halting, unsure, wacky voice of hers. While there are glimpses into the movies and into her relationships with Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, and Al Pacino, there is really not a lot about her movie star life. Rather she talks mostly about growing up in a loving and supportive family, her close relationship with her mother, her siblings, and the life she now has with her two children, Dexter and Duke, who she adopted in her 50s. Of course her insecurities and neuroses are there, and she talks about the eating disorder she had early in her movie life.
In one respect, Diane Keaton is just like a lot of us, she misses her mother. In the last chapter of the book she says, "It all comes back to the same old thing, Mom. I wish we could talk." So true.