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Although Berg (the acclaimed biographer of legendary editor Max Perkins, producer/mogul Samuel Goldwyn, and aviator Charles Lindbergh) had written all but the final paragraphs by 2001, Hepburn insisted this book remain unpublished until after her death, which came, in quiet dignity at age 96, on June 29, 2003. Given the book's pre-publication secrecy, it's hardly tabloid-worthy, serving instead to correct or clarify details from Hepburn's glory days--especially her long-term affair with Spencer Tracy--while offering choice bits of Hollywood gossip, Hepburn's frequently scathing assessments of other actors, and amusing encounters with such luminaries as Michael Jackson and Warren Beatty (both of whom appear as mock suitors with selfish motivations). It's a brisk read but a substantial one, richly emotional and as dignified as Hepburn herself, whose faults and foibles make her even more appealing than her beloved public persona. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found this book far more revealing than Kate's autobiography, "Me." In her book, her cagey personality keeps the reader at arm's length. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shannon Parks
I’ve got to stop reading the professional book reviews. I seem to recall everyone panning this book as being too personal, but to me this is the whole point—its essence and its... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Slocum
Book club selection. I enjoyed the book - loved Kathryn Hepburn.Published 4 months ago by Margaret M. Greenwood
I couldn't put it down. Scott Berg knew her and loved her which came through in his writing. She was a remarkable woman!Published 9 months ago by Elise Wallace
Enjoyed the bio of Katherine Hepburn. Felt like a conversation with the author who knew her and spent many years as her friend.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was an interesting book but I felt that there was much more A. Scott Berg insertions that I really cared about. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anna Shepherd
This book was written about Scott Berg a man who became a friend of Kate's. He tells a good story and we see Kate as this wonderful icon and woman who loved her family, was... Read morePublished 12 months ago by kirbyquez
I think the author forgot that he was writing about Katharine Hepburn and not himself.Published 13 months ago by Kenny