The Nightmare--What the public did not see was Anna Marie Duke, a young girl whose life changed forever at age seven when tyrannical mangers stripped her of nearly all that was familiar, beginning with her name. She was deprived of family and friends. Her every word was programmed, her every action monitored and criticized. She was fed liquor and prescription drugs, taught to lie to get work, and relentlessly drilled to win roles.
The Legend--Out of this nightmare emerged Patty Duke, a show business legend still searching for the child, Anna. She won three Emmy Awards and divorced three husbands. A starring role in Valley Of The Dolls nearly ruined her career. She was notorious for wild spending sprees, turbulent liaisons, and an uncontrollable temper. Until a long hidden illness was diagnosed, and her amazing recovery recovery began.
The Triumph-- Call Me Anna is an American success story that grew out of a bizarre and desperate struggle for survival. A harrowing, ultimately triumphant story told by Patty Duke herself--wife, mother, political activist, President of The Screen Actors Guild, and at last, a happy, fulfilled woman whose miracle is her own life.
Patty Duke's expiation for her sins makes a searing narrative. It is testament to this great gal's indomitable spirit that she has overcome such a daunting life history and never... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Gary Lee
It is a great story of overcoming an adversity in life. The case studies were very helpful.Published 13 days ago by Robynne Peterson
One of my favorite TV shows growing up was the Patty Duke Show. The book was filled with way too much drama. An old song aired in public. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julie Richardson
This is a very interesting book. Information was not sugar coated as many books do. I have always liked Patty Duke and this book explains her irratic behaviors. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lois M. Hefley
Patty Duke has revealed so many sad events regarding the people she loved, but in doing so, no malice. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book slow moving and rather negative. I was disappointed because Patty Duke has always inspired me. She is an amazes person and the book should relate that to readers.Published 6 months ago by Nelda F. Liebig
Okay, let me say up front that I did not read this book because I'm a Patty Duke fan. I read it for the purpose of finding out a little more about Bipolar Disorder from the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Seth
Patty (Anna) did a very good job writing this auto. I wanted to read her life story after reading her book about her bipolar disease; "A Brill ant Madness". Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jane Doee
Patty Duke is a very interesting and insightful woman. I clearly identified with much of her story. I highly recommend it to others with similar experiences.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer