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By Mia Farrow
Published by Bantam on 1997-12-01
BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY, HUMOR
In an exquisitely written memoir, Mia Farrow introduces us to the landscapes of her extraordinary life. Moving from her earliest memories of the walled gardens and rocky shores of western Ireland and her Hollywood childhood to her career as an actress, she writes of these experiences and her struggle to protect her children in a painful custody battle with Woody Allen. It was this crisis that led her to reflect upon the incidents that had brought her to a place so incomprehensible. Now, in What Falls Away, a memoir resonant not only in its honesty but also in its beautifully crafted prose, Mia Farrow speaks for the first time.
She was born the third of seven children to the beautiful actress Maureen O’Sullivan and successful writer/director John Farrow, but the isolation of a polio ward brought her childhood to an abrupt end at the age of nine. Several years later, two deaths shattered the security of the family forever, and Mia Farrow embarked upon a journey that would lead her away from the convent education that was to sustain her spiritual courage, to starring roles in Peyton Place and Rosemary’s Baby, a marriage to Frank Sinatra, divorce, a defining trip to India, work on the London stage and in film, and marriage to André Previn. Their life together in England brought them three sons and three daughters before that marriage, too, dissolved and she returned to the United States.
The year 1979 saw the beginning of a new career with brilliant performances in thirteen of Woody Allen’s most distinguished films.
Told with grace and deep understanding, as well as humor, What Falls Away goes beneath the surface of this amazing life, with all its drama, success, and pain, and exposes the inner workings of a mind and spirit for whom truth, compassion, and faith are essential.
Mia Farrow’s story is ultimately one of hope and courage in the face of difficulty; of commitment to others–most important of whom are her children; and of spiritual strength. Readers will not easily forget this remarkable book, even long after the last page has been turned.
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ISBN 0-553-76334-2978-0-553-76334-8 Printed in the United States of America 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 This edition contains the complete text of the original hardcover edition. NOT ONE WORD HAS BEEN OMITTED. WHAT FALLS AWAY A Bantam Book / Published by arrangement with Doubleday PUBLISHING HISTORY Doubleday hardcover edition published March 1997 Bantam paperback edition / January 1998 'The Waking? by Theodore Roethke. Copyright 1953 by Theodore Roethke, from The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke, reprinted by permission of Doubleday, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., and by permission of Faber and Faber Ltd. From Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. Copyright 1937 by Random House, Inc. Copyright ? renewed 1965 by Rungstedlundfonden. Reprinted by permission of Random House, Inc. From Elia Kazan: A Life by Elia Kazan. Copyright ? 1988 by Elia Kazan. Reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. The lines from 'somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond,' copyright 1931, ? 1959, 1991 by the trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust. Copyright ? 1979 by George James Firmage, from Complete Poems: 1904'1962 by E. E. Cummings, Edited by George Firmage. Reprinted by permission of Liveright Publishing Corporation. From Woody Allen by Eric Lax. Copyright ? 1991 by Eric Lax. Reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Thomas H. Johnson. Copyright 1929 by Martha Dickinson Bianchi; copyright ? renewed 1957 by Mary L. Hampson. By permission of Little, Brown and Company. All rights reserved. Copyright ? 1997 by Mia Farrow. Cover design by Mario J. Pulice. Author photo by Lynn Goldsmith. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 96-32868. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. For information address: Doubleday. ISBN If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as 'unsold and destroyed? to the publisher and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this 'stripped book.' Published simultaneously in the United States and Canada Bantam Books are published by Bantam Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. Its trademark, consisting of the words 'Bantam Books? and the portrayal of a rooster, is Registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. Marca Regis trada. Bantam Books, New York, New York. 129 Printed in the United States of America