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Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant

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ISBN13: 9780061961403
ISBN10: 006196140x
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He was the most charming, handsome, romantic, and famous leading man in the world....what could possibly go wrong?

With unparalleled honesty, Dyan Cannon shares the heartwarming and heartbreaking story of her magical romance and stormy marriage to screen legend Cary Grant. He was the ultimate star, defining Hollywood glamour as well as cinematic achievement. She was a bright new actress, beautiful and funny, who would one day prove her talent by being the first woman to receive Academy Award nominations for her work on-screen and behind the camera.

When he asked to meet Dyan, she assumed it was for an acting part, but he had a different role in mind for her...and so began a storybook romance that brought her to dizzying heights. On his arm, she found herself traveling in the inner circles of power and glamour in which Cary Grant was king, with friends such as Noél Coward, Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, and so many others considered Hollywood royalty.

Behind closed doors, she discovered a Cary no one knew. A thoughtful, caring, and private person, with dark family secrets that weighed heavily on him. He was a man contending with the swan song of an astonishing film career while her career was just beginning. Despite the age difference, they fell in love, got married, and had a beautiful daughter together. Happily Ever After still proved elusive, and their relationship was beset with tragic twists and turns. It took a tremendous toll on Dyan as she struggled to keep her heart and mind intact.

With rare photos and never-before-seen letters and notes from Cary Grant, Dear Cary is told with poignancy and hard-won wisdom. For anyone who has ever loved and lost, Dyan Cannon's memoir is an exploration of what love means, and an inspirational story of surviving life's slings and arrows.

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"Dyan Cannon has written a complex and captivating memoir...an unqualified success." New York Journal of Books

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"A revealing look at Cannon's relationship with her first husband, who happened to be a Hollywood legend. USA Today

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In sharing Grant's inside story for the first time, Dear Cary is exactly what Hollywood is always looking for...the next blockbuster, and a story for romance lovers of all ages.

Synopsis:

Withhonesty and heart-rending emotion, actress and filmmaker DyanCannon tells the story of her topsy-turvy relationship with Hollywood legendCary Grant. Cannons captivating narrative takes the reader behind the scenesof Hollywoods Golden Age, inside Americas high court of glamour and notorietyin which Cary Grant was king. In his private life alongside Cannon, however, astory that began with all the romance of his famous films—Charade, ToCatch a Thief, An Affair to Remember or The Philadelphia Story—wouldend up taking a series of tragic and unpredictable twists and turns. Insharing Grants inside story for the first time, Dear Cary is exactlywhat Hollywood is always looking for . . . the next blockbuster, and a storyfor romance lovers of all ages.  

About the Author

Dyan Cannon is an award-winning film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer. She is the first woman in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be nominated for Oscars both as an actress and as a filmmaker. She has matched those two honors with two Golden Globe awards nominations for her acting, and won one, to which she added a New York Film Critics award. Dyan Cannon lives in Hollywood and is at courtside for every Los Angeles Lakers home game.

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Gold Gato, October 11, 2011 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
This was a pleasantly surprising read, in fact I was unable to be parted from it for very long. Let's be honest, most of us would never pick up a bio of Dyan Cannon, but that all changes when Cary Grant is the subject. Given the plentiful multitude of books about Cary and some extraordinary claims that get more outlandish depending on the authors' hellbent needs for scandal, Ms. Cannon's book is very down-to-earth and revealing, without being too revealing.

Cannon starts the book really explaining about her early career and how it suddenly was swept by Monsieur Sparkly Eyes (that's my moniker, not hers). Her description of their courtship is really wonderful, as she brings out the private side of Grant while allowing us to ride with her on the magic journey. Then comes marriage and child and divorce. It really reads as a three-act play.

I admire her for not going too much into detail, as his LSD experiments were really based on his need to find quiet and a life force. Dyan has a sense of fun in writing this, and some of her asides had me laughing out loud. Cary Grant may come off as brooding and controlling one minute, then romantic and lively the next, but what I really loved was the way she called out his consistent comical accidents, such as getting his feet stuck to spilled Coca-Cola on her kitchen floor or him waking up on a London-bound ship, to find his feet frozen to the porthole.

The last part of the book is focused on Cannon, as she tries to find herself. So, you basically get an overall bio of her, mixed with the star-laden charm of Cary Grant. That's not bad at all.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061961403
Subtitle:
My Life with Cary Grant
Author:
Cannon, Dyan
Publisher:
It Books
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110920
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.21 in 22.8 oz

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Product details 352 pages It Books - English 9780061961403 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Dyan Cannon has written a complex and captivating memoir...an unqualified success."
"Review" by , "A revealing look at Cannon's relationship with her first husband, who happened to be a Hollywood legend.
"Synopsis" by , In sharing Grant's inside story for the first time, Dear Cary is exactly what Hollywood is always looking for...the next blockbuster, and a story for romance lovers of all ages.
"Synopsis" by , Withhonesty and heart-rending emotion, actress and filmmaker DyanCannon tells the story of her topsy-turvy relationship with Hollywood legendCary Grant. Cannons captivating narrative takes the reader behind the scenesof Hollywoods Golden Age, inside Americas high court of glamour and notorietyin which Cary Grant was king. In his private life alongside Cannon, however, astory that began with all the romance of his famous films—Charade, ToCatch a Thief, An Affair to Remember or The Philadelphia Story—wouldend up taking a series of tragic and unpredictable twists and turns. Insharing Grants inside story for the first time, Dear Cary is exactlywhat Hollywood is always looking for . . . the next blockbuster, and a storyfor romance lovers of all ages.  
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