- Hardcover: 348 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (November 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 068804798X
- ISBN-13: 978-0688047986
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My Mother's Keeper Hardcover – November, 1987
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Top Customer Reviews
I DO enjoy the many reviews that the Hymans have penned themselves or had their flock write. Forget the scathing reviews, Jeremy, and GET A JOB.
I always thought MOMMIE DEAREST needed to be taken with a grain of salt; some of Christina Crawford's stories smell like fish to me and the publication of her book so soon after being publicly and humiliatingly disinherited by her mother seemed a bit too serendipitous for comfort. But whatever the truth was, at least Christina Crawford managed to paint a vivid picture of an extremely abusive control freak who used her adopted children for publicity and then shipped them off to boarding school when she had no further use for them, and beating them mercilessly on the occasions when they were at home.
B D Hyman's attempt at a similar "exposé" is, in a word, laughable. For starters, she was not adopted: she was the only child Bette Davis gave birth to.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a highly slanted, vindictive and questionable account of the author's relationship with Bette Davis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason L. Daniel
My Mother's Keeper is one of the most hilarious, well written, interesting reads ever!Published 2 months ago by Ronnie Pierce
Very boring - Betty Davis wasn't such a bad mom. Oh really bad thing was allowing her daughter to date and marry someone at 16 years of age.Published 8 months ago by Rosalie Karth
Before and after reading this book, I read other reviews. I'm amazed at those who support the author, saying they "know the situation" because they lived with a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pink Lily
I read this book years ago, and on this anniversary of Bette Davis' birthday revisited this and find that now B. D. has moved on to a ministry with books, etc. Read morePublished 14 months ago by linda sparks