By Swoosie Kurtz, Joni Rodgers
In a sensible, warmhearted memoir that celebrates her outstanding existence and stellar profession, Swoosie Kurtz stocks simply the correct mix of non-public misadventure and showbiz lore, candidly reflecting at the correct offerings that empowered her, the inaccurate offerings that enlightened her, and the intimate trip of taking care of an getting older parent.
Animating this amazing memoir is Swoosie’s courting together with her both extraordinary mom and dad. Her father, Frank, used to be an Olympic athlete and hugely adorned international warfare II airman. He flew a list variety of missions in a cobbled-together B-17D referred to as the Swoose. Her mom, Margo, used to be the integral army spouse yet with the spunk and may to check her husband’s. Her 1945 memoir, My Rival, the Sky, chronicled their lives as much as the time of the delivery in their daughter.
Today, Margo, who's quick imminent her hundredth birthday, lives with Swoosie. And Swoosie’s existence has turn into a precarious and worthwhile balancing act as she struggles to stick prior to her mother’s expanding wishes whereas navigating a showbiz occupation that retains one foot in Hollywood and the opposite on Broadway.
The critics love Swoosie Kurtz….
“Inimitable…one of the simplest comedian actors of our time.” —USA Today
“[An] professional comedian actress…may simply be the main seductive girl at the big apple degree correct now.” —Charles Isherwood, The ny Times
and “full of surprises…expressive…devastating…unforgettable.” —Ben Brantley, The big apple occasions