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Joan Crawford was one of the most incandescent film stars of all time, yet she was also one of the most misunderstood. In this brilliantly researched, thoughtful, and intimate biography, bestselling author Donald Spoto goes beyond the popular caricature—the abusive, unstable mother of her adopted daughter Christina Crawfords memoir, Mommie Dearest—to give us a three-dimensional portrait of a very human woman, her dazzling career, and her extraordinarily dramatic life and times. Illuminating and entertaining, Possessed is the definitive biography of this remarkable woman and true legend of film.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Corrects the Mommy Dearest facts and brings us a meticulous revue of Joan Crawford's movesPublished 3 months ago by Sassy Gramy
Fairly good biography on Joan Crawford that describes her dismal beginnings, her determination to get ahead, her rise in Hollywood, and eventual decline. Read morePublished 9 months ago by CJS
Writing about Joan Crawford is difficult due to the star's apparent own self-reinventions and various threads of gossip circulating about her in Hollywood over time. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Reader Melanie
Contrary to past beliefs this book gave a close look at the real Joan Crawford. I found it to be a great source of information. Answered many questions about a misunderstood star.Published 14 months ago by Donna H
The only book I knew of Joan Crawford was Mommie Dearest. This was a different look of the same woman. I loved it!Published 17 months ago by Bugsyb61
As a long term fan of Joanne Crawford, I was looking for something to give me more knowledge about her. This book does that. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Glen
In depth, poignant, present a different and much more sympathetic picture of "Mommie Dearest". A must read for old time Hollywood fans!Published 18 months ago by DENISE BYERS
I really enjoyed reading this book but, as I said in my title, it was not an unbiased report. It was kind of the flip side to 'Mommy Dearest'. Read morePublished 18 months ago by JKG
Possessed by Donald Spoto is one of those books that, when you're reading it, you realize you're forcing yourself to finish. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jungle Red