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Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit Paperback – April 5, 2005
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This book is not so much a biography or even a memoir so much as a scrapbook of sorts. He writes about their everyday life and how she just wanted Sean and his brother Luca to be raised and loved right, and there are long sections of just pictures. Featuring never before seen pictures and some lovely personal stories, you walk away from this book feeling that you sat down to dinner with the family and were immediately embraced by Audrey herself. Sean writes from the heart, the best place to write about Audrey from. I don't want to give much away because I really feel this is a book everyone should peruse for themselves, but I will say that this book was worth the long wait.
she was afraid of offending someone inadvertandly by
Her son,Sean,writes a loving tribute of this lovely lady
whose beauty shines through on every page,as it did in her
films.Films such as "The Nun's Story",the musical "My Fair
Lady"and Truman Capote's "Breakfast At Tiffany's."
He also writes of how important his Mothers'work in UNICEF
became to her,in her later years,and in turn to himself.
Audrey was born in Holland and during World Warll she
suffered from malnutrition, brought on by a diet consisting
of tulip bulbs and water.She often went without food all
day.After the war ended,she was a beneficiary of UNICEF.
She understood the chidren of the Third World and their
suffering better than many celebrities.
In many ways,it is refreshing to read of Ms.Hepburn from
her eldest son's point of view.(Audrey had a younger son
she adored named Luca Dotti)from her second marriage.
This is a true love story.
For any woman who admired Audrey Hepburn,this is a
perfect Mother's Day Gift.For anyone,this is a
gift and the proceeds go to the "Audrey Hepburn
I began to read the book one evening before bed, I planned to read a few pages and then go to sleep. I couldn't put the book down. I read until I couldn't stay awake a moment longer, finishing the book when I woke up later that morning.
The 300+ photographs complimented the book perfecty. The addition of photographs from the family album only made the book more special.
Although I would have dearly loved to have been able to read Audreys autobiography, her premature death prevented that. I am so pleased that her son was able to write this book for her.
One point: If you re after a detailed biography, this is not what this book is. However after reading a biography, I would recomment this book.
Audrey Hepburn is certainly "An Elegant Spirit".
The perspective of this book is understandably biased but fresh, and obviously Ferrer's access to his mother's personal belongings - family snapshots, paintings and drawings done by her, even her passports - builds an intimate story.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've seen my daughter really savoring this book a few times. She was pretty pissed at family member who didn't mean to bend one of the pages. Really, she adores this book. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Sioux V.
An amazing account of Audrey Hepburn, and her life. Extremely well written. Loved this book! Cudo's to Sean!Published 3 days ago by Laura
This book is great!! I love the perspective from her son and how she was such a hard working and humble person.Published 3 days ago by Desiree Wright
This was for my wife but I started reading through it and was immersed in the stories and pictures of this most beautiful of movie stars. Great coffee table book.Published 5 days ago by Nick King
I really love this book. Audrey's son describes everything in such a beautiful way even the sad moment of her passing. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Carmen A. De Maron
The book is just amazing, with a lot of pictures and information about Audrey, also the quality of the paper is good.Published 1 month ago by Ana Fuentes
it is a very nice tribute from a loving son to his mother but also permits to all readers to travel inside the private life of a charismatic actress. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Luis Mezzano