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    Description"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself--no matter what anyone else thinks. Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion of beauty. In "Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty," she shares the wisdom she's accumulated through the years as a mother, daughter, actress, artist, and international style icon. This is a book only Diane Keaton could write--a smart and funny chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed with beauty. In her one-of-a-kind voice, Keaton offers up a message of empowerment for anyone who's ever dreamed of kicking back against the "should"s and "supposed to"s that undermine our pursuit of beauty in all its forms. From a mortifying encounter with a makeup artist who tells her she needs to get her eyes fixed to an awkward excursion to Victoria's Secret with her teenage daughter, Keaton shares funny and not-so-funny moments from her life in and out of the public eye. For Diane Keaton, being beautiful starts with being true to who you are, and in this book she also offers self-knowing commentary on the bold personal choices she's made through the years: the wide-brimmed hats, outrageous shoes, and all-weather turtlenecks that have made her an inspiration to anyone who cherishes truly individual style--and catnip to paparazzi worldwide. She recounts her experiences with the many men in her life--including Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, and Sam Shepard--shows how our ideals of beauty change as we age, and explains why a life well lived may be the most beautiful thing of all. Wryly observant and as fiercely original as Diane Keaton herself, "Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty" is a head-turner of a book that holds up a mirror to our beauty obsessions--and encourages us to like what we see. Praise for "Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty"" " "Relaxing and charming . . . like a dishy lunch with the movie star you thought you'd never be lucky enough to meet. . . . This is delicious writing and is full of a positive point of view, exclamations of the beauty of ordinary things and helped turn me from sour to sweet in the few hours that I was reading her book. . . . Diane Keaton is in a class by herself and this book is good for the soul."--"Chicago Tribune" " " "Wise, witty, thoughtful, uplifting, the truth, unvarnished--and very funny."--"Toronto Star" "She's talented, iconic, quirky . . . and wonderfully blunt. This is just a small sampling of the reasons we love Diane Keaton, and they all permeate the pages of her new memoir. . . . Keaton sticks to her guns and keeps it totally honest. And it is "beyond" refreshing."--"Elle" "A breezy little volume by an actress facing old age with aplomb. . . . [Keaton] sprinkles memories of her long career, including her friendships and more with certain leading men . . . [and] drops plenty of names."--"Kirkus Reviews" "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diane Keaton, Read by Diane Keaton
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 4
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804165853
    ISBN 10: 0804165858
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    DC21: 791.43028092
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, APB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Approval Code: C07521500
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WJH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, FAM032000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
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    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    DC22: 791.4302/8092
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000
    B&T Approval Code: A07114800
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, HEA003000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN2287.K44 A3 2014B
    Thema V1.0: VFV, VFX, DNC, DNB, JBSF1, DNBF, WHX, WJH
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Publication date
    29 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Diane Keaton is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Then Again, "which was named one of the ten best books of the year by Janet Maslin of "The New York Times, People, "and" Vogue." She has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the past forty years, including the "Godfather" trilogy, "Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, Baby Boom, The First Wives Club, "and" Something's Gotta Give." Her many awards include the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. Keaton lives with her daughter and son in Los Angeles. "From the Audiobook Download edition."
    Review quote
    Praise for "Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty"" " "Relaxing and charming . . . like a dishy lunch with the movie star you thought you'd never be lucky enough to meet. . . . This is delicious writing and is full of a positive point of view, exclamations of the beauty of ordinary things and helped turn me from sour to sweet in the few hours that I was reading her book. . . . Diane Keaton is in a class by herself and this book is good for the soul."--"Chicago Tribune" " " "Wise, witty, thoughtful, uplifting, the truth, unvarnished--and very funny."--"Toronto Star" "She's talented, iconic, quirky . . . and wonderfully blunt. This is just a small sampling of the reasons we love Diane Keaton, and they all permeate the pages of her new memoir. . . . Keaton sticks to her guns and keeps it totally honest. And it is "beyond" refreshing."--"Elle" "A breezy little volume by an actress facing old age with aplomb. . . . [Keaton] sprinkles memories of her long career, including her friendships and more with certain leading men . . . [and] drops plenty of names."--"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for Diane Keaton's "Then Again" "A far-reaching, heartbreaking, absolutely lucid book about mothers, daughters, childhood, aging, mortality, joyfulness, love, work and the search for self-knowledge."--"The New York Tim"es "A poem about women living in one another's not uncomplicated memories . . . Part of what makes Diane Keaton's memoir, "Then Again, " truly amazing is that she does away with the star's 'me' and replaces it with a daughter's 'I.' "--Hilton Als, "The New Yorker" " " "As warm, funny, and self-deprecating as Keaton's onscreen persona--["Then Again"] traces a profound dramatic arc: that of a young woman coming into her own as an artist, and of a daughter becoming a mother."--"Vogue" " " "Both heartbreaking and joyful, ["Then Again"] covers the gamut of life experiences facing all women."--"Chicago Sun-Times" "From the Hardcover edition."