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The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan By Patricia Bosworth,

  • Title: The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan
  • Author: Patricia Bosworth
  • ISBN: 9780062287922
  • Page: 254
  • Format: ebook
  • Acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth recalls her emotional coming of age in 1950s New York in this memoir, a story of family, marriage, tragedy, Broadway, and art, featuring a rich cast of well known literary and theatrical figures from the period.From Bosworth biographer of Montgomery Clift, Diane Arbus, Marlon Brando, and Jane Fonda comes a series of confessions aboutAcclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth recalls her emotional coming of age in 1950s New York in this memoir, a story of family, marriage, tragedy, Broadway, and art, featuring a rich cast of well known literary and theatrical figures from the period.From Bosworth biographer of Montgomery Clift, Diane Arbus, Marlon Brando, and Jane Fonda comes a series of confessions about her journey into womanhood This deeply felt memoir is the story of a woman who defied repressive 1950s conventions while being shaped by the notable men in her life.Born into privilege in San Francisco as the children of famous attorney Bartley Crum and novelist Gertrude, Patricia and her brother Bart Jr lead charmed lives until their father s career is ruined when he defends the Hollywood Ten The family moves to New York, suffering greater tragedy when Bart Jr kills himself However, his loving spirit continues to influence Patricia as she fights to succeed as an actress and writer.Married and divorced from an abusive husband before she s twenty, she joins the Actors Studio She takes classes with Lee Strasberg alongside Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, and others she works on Broadway opposite Paul Muni, Helen Hayes, and Elaine Stritch Gore Vidal and Elia Kazan become her mentors Her anecdotes of theatre s Golden Age have never been told before At the zenith of her career, about to film The Nun s Story with Audrey Hepburn, Patricia faces a decision that changes her forever.The Men in My Life is about survival, achieving your goals, and learning to love It s also the story of America s most culturally pivotal era, told through the lens of one insider s extraordinary life.
    The Men in My Life A Memoir of Love and Art in s Manhattan Acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth recalls her emotional coming of age in s New York in this memoir a story of family marriage tragedy Broadway and art featuring a rich cast of well know

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    1. It s time for La Bos to give her family bio a rest How many times must we have it recycled This is the 2d Nettled w suggestive Hollywood Bwy gossip o my , she s at heart a cornball gossipeuse an easily shocked groupie Not for the sophisticated reader.

    2. 3.5 A fun look at Bosworth s life in Manhattan during the 50s I was interested in her literary life than her theatrical background, but it was all an interesting look at that time.

    3. Patricia Bosworth was born into a life of privilege, and forged a stage career as well as starring alongside Audrey Hepburn in The Nun s Story As a member of the Actors Studio, she brushed shoulders with theatrical heavyweights Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan, and stars like Marilyn Monroe However, her impeccable connections couldn t save her from family tragedy her brother and father both committed suicide , and an abusive marriage The 1950s, as Bosworth observes, was a staid, even repressive deca [...]

    4. Somewhat disappointing I guess I expected cultural context about 1950s NYC Sad story in many ways, but Bosworth is a survivor.

    5. For the same reasons I enjoyed reading her biography Montgomery Clift years ago, I sucked down Patricia Bosworth s memoir of her own life She is not afraid to search out and write the truth of any situation and do it with dignity and empathy for involved parties Because for about a decade she is an actor, she becomes acquainted with Montgomery Clift personally, and she approaches her subject with honesty and a certain kindness The same can be said for her book all of the members of her family ar [...]

    6. I received an uncorrected proof copy of this book from HarperCollins In this memoir, biographer Patricia Bosworth turns the lens on her own life and recounts her coming of age in 1950s New York Patricia grew up the daughter of the famous attorney Bartley Crum and novelist Gertrude Although on the surface their family seemed privileged, her parents marriage seems to have been troubled and her father had a tumultuous career and suffered from alcoholism Patricia was exceedingly fond of her reclusiv [...]

    7. I thoroughly enjoyed this book The author writes from the heart, with vulnerability and intimacy I was fascinated with the acting and writing culture of the 1950s and early 1960s the book portrays It also made me think about the men in my life although I think that part of the title is not the focus.

    8. Patricia Bosworth has a very inclusive way of writing that let s you into the life of the characters in this case being her and is a wonderful storyteller with interesting acquaintances and friends Loved revisiting that era in theatre and NYCAlso enjoyed her book Anything Your Heart Desires She had a very interesting family

    9. Patricia Bosworth s moving and raw THE MEN IN MY LIFE is a riveting memoir of family dysfunction, comparable to Jeannette Walls s THE GLASS CASTLE and Brooke Hayward s HAYWRIRE This unsparing and superbly written follow up to Bosworth s 1997 memoir, ANYTHING YOUR LITTLE HEART DESIRES, focuses on the years 1953 to 1964 At 20, she marries the first man she bedded a volatile and physically abusive painter who distances her from her family and erodes her self esteem When her gay younger brother comm [...]

    10. This book was spectacular It was a slow read for me, but definitely worth it I felt like I really learned who Patricia Bosworth isI became her friend and confidant It read both as a memoir and as a diary, she let the reader see inside both her mind and her heart And for that, I thank her.

    11. Bosworth s memoir is fun reading, about a privileged coming of age in NYC Her acting career brought her into contact with Gore Vidal, Elia Kazan, Audrey Hepburn, Nora Ephron, Lillian Helman, and Lee Strasberg at the Actor s Studio Her dad was the lawyer for the Hollywood Ten, whose career was destroyed for it Both she and her brother attended the best private schools Deerfield, Miss Porter s, etc , but his homosexuality precipitated a scandal and he killed himself while she married young and unw [...]

    12. Although I was intrigued by Ms Bosworth s life and her tangential relationships with many important cultural and artistic influences, the book mostly fell flat for me The content was overtly reflective, and I felt insulted as a reader that she felt she needed to spell out the meanings of metaphors and symbols so plainly There was far too much of but I didn t know it at the time and it would take me many years before I would discover Patricia was very conscious of her emotions, but described them [...]

    13. I am not familiar with the name Patricia Bosworth Yet, I am always in the mood for reading memoirs I enjoy reading them as they allow me to get to know people from all different walks of life That is what Patricia did in this book Patricia did transport me back to the fifties I don t care who you are but it is sad when someone takes their own life Yet, the I read and got to become familiar with Patricia s family I understood why her brother took his life In fact, he was happier in death than in [...]

    14. Just Plain GoodThis type of memoir is outside my normal reading material but I m glad i gave it a try Bosworth writes compellingly of her family, in particular the death by suicide of her younger brother, and of the literary and theater scene of the late fifties and early sixties in New York Much than a name dropping , tell all, this book explores the author s inner and external lives with insight and clarity Highly recommended.

    15. 2.75 stars Although Bosworth s story is mildly interesting and I really do enjoy 50s era gossip, this book is surprisingly poorly edited and chock full of repetition I think a bio pic would have better served to share this story.

    16. I liked the book My acting teacher recommended it, and I can see why It is about Patricia Bosworth s youth and acting career, and life story Knowing a teeny bit about acting, made this book very interesting to me.

    17. I didn t think I wanted to read it once I realized it was partially about her brother s suicide I avoid dark books However, once I started reading I couldn t stop It was easy to read and well written Very good book.

    18. A good read Much compelling family drama mixed with great stories about Broadway in the 50s and what it was like to be an artist.

    19. I liked it because it reflected on a period in New York than because it was about her life I wouldn t mind reading her biographies about Brando, Clift and especially Arbus.

    20. Library copy was due and I didn t finish nor care about going back to do so Fine writing but her story of sticking with a bad boyfriend did not entice me.

    21. Great memoir really enjoyable and a portrait of her and also the time nyc 1950 s acting political literary world

    22. This book is not for the feint of heart It deals with subjects such as mental illness and suicide and so it is written as very raw and emotional.

    23. Loved first 3 4 of the book but felt the end was rushed Glittering stories of Hollywood and Broadway folks, briskly paced, well written Bosworth has keen grasp on herself and her story.

    24. Enjoyed this book, her time spent learning and working at The Actors studio The people she worked with etc All appealed to me Interesting to read about the life of a women from that time period things have progressed but we still have a ways to go.

    25. Fantastic memoir about an actress turned writer Bosworth rubbed elbows with the best of them McQueen, Edward Albee, Elaine Stritch I was hooked.

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