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Call Me Anna

Author : Patty Duke
ISBN : 9780307788665
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Star--The public saw her as a gifted child star: the youngest actor to win an Oscar for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and the youngest actor to have a prime-time television series bearing her own name. The Nightmare--What the public did not see was Anna Marie Duke, a young girl whose life changed forever at age seven when tyrannical mangers stripped her of nearly all that was familiar, beginning with her name. She was deprived of family and friends. Her every word was programmed, her every action monitored and criticized. She was fed liquor and prescription drugs, taught to lie to get work, and relentlessly drilled to win roles. The Legend--Out of this nightmare emerged Patty Duke, a show business legend still searching for the child, Anna. She won three Emmy Awards and divorced three husbands. A starring role in Valley of the Dolls nearly ruined her career. She was notorious for wild spending sprees, turbulent liaisons, and an uncontrollable temper. Until a long hidden illness was diagnosed, and her amazing recovery recovery began. The Triumph-- Call Me Anna is an American success story that grew out of a bizarre and desperate struggle for survival. A harrowing, ultimately triumphant story told by Patty Duke herself--wife, mother, political activist, President of the Screen Actors Guild, and at last, a happy, fulfilled woman whose miracle is her own life. From the Paperback edition.

Brilliant Madness

Author : Patty Duke
ISBN : 9780307572769
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In her revealing bestseller Call Me Anna, Patty Duke shared her long-kept secret: the talented, Oscar-winning actress who won our hearts on The Patty Duke Show was suffering from a serious-but-treatable-mental illness called manic depression. For nearly twenty years, until she was correctly diagnosed at age thirty-five, she careened between periods of extreme euphoria and debilitating depression, prone to delusions and panic attacks, temper tantrums, spending sprees, and suicide attempts. Now in A Brilliant Madness Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From what it's like to live with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge of mental illness. And though Patty's story, which ends in a newfound happiness with her cherished family, it offers hope for all those who suffer from mood disorders and for the family, friends, and physicians who love and care for them. From the Paperback edition.

Goodbye Mom

Author : George Staursky
ISBN : 9780595332649
Genre : Psychology
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This book is not a biography about a man, but rather it is about a Journey. This is a Journey through life, with this illness, Bipolar Disorder, and all the dynamics that go along with it. This book shows how a man faced the consequences of this disease, and all its pain, bigotry and anguish, but this journey also shows how he defeated the disease. This is a book of his Journey through trauma, tragedy, and recovery. This book is a riveting account of that journey. It includes others who have suffered the indignities of this illness. It brings to life an account of a story that could be written by many different people over time. Destroying a life to save the same life could be construed by many as an oxymoron. However, in this case, it fits the scenario perfectly. As in the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, there had to be destruction of one's inner-self to save everyone from the inner-demons plaguing Dr. Jekyll.

Helen Keller

Author : Dorothy Herrmann
ISBN : 0226327639
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Draws on the archives of Helen Keller's estate and the unpublished memoirs of Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, to trace Keller's transformation from a furious girl to a world-renowned figure

Contemporary Theatre Film And Television

Author : Thomas Riggs
ISBN : 0787690503
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the world.

The American Family On Television

Author : Marla Brooks
ISBN : 9781476606903
Genre : Performing Arts
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The sitcom made its first appearance in January of 1949 with the introduction of television’s first family, The Goldbergs. Since the advent of the sitcom, televised fictional families have reflected the changing structure of American society. The sitcom emphasized first the lives of suburban, working class European immigrants and gradually expanded to encompass the multicultural urban phenomena of the 1960s. The roles of men and women in the fictional family have similarly been adjusted to depict women’s movement into the workforce and the changing identity of the father. As censorship laws became less stringent, sitcom viewers also began to be exposed to the realities of changing family dynamics in America, watching as the traditional nuclear family diverged to include single-parent, two-father, and two-mother households. From the cultural upheaval of the mid-century to the “reality” craze of the new millennium, television’s families have mimicked and even influenced the changing values of American society. This broadcast history covers more than 100 television families, from the Goldbergs to the Osbournes, who have provided entertainment and inspiration for the American public since 1949. An introduction to the cultural trends and social developments of each decade is provided prior to a summary of the significant series of that decade. Each series entry includes a description of the family, the date of the show’s first and last broadcast, the broadcasting network, the day and time aired, and the cast of characters.

Girl Culture

Author : Claudia Mitchell
ISBN : 0313339090
Genre : Girls
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Cashiers Du Cinemart 18

Author : Various Authors
ISBN : 9781304989291
Genre : Performing Arts
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Cashiers du Cinemart #18 marks the 20th anniversary issue of the infamous Detroit film zine. Featuring reviews, interviews, and essays on films from the sublime to the obscure. Regular contributors Skizz Cyzyk, Rich Osmond, Mike Malloy, and Mike Sullivan are back with looks at Corrupt, Eye of the Tiger, Earl Owensby, and casting decisions that almost were. Jim Donahue, Calum Syers, Scott Lefebvre, and Andrew Leavold have returned to give us pieces about Michael Powell, Ulli Lommel, Anthony Matthews, and Eddie Romero. Joshua Gravel provides another batch of movie reviews that go beyond the usual thumbs up/down tripe. This issue also features articles by first-time contributors Jay A. Gertzman, Heather Drain, Greg Goodsell, Marisa Young Mike Dereniewski, Ryan Sarnowski, Jared Case, Joe "Woodyanders" Wawrzyniak, and David Bertrand.

In The Presence Of Greatness My Sixty Year Journey As An Actress

Author : Patty Duke
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When In Doubt Make Belief

Author : Jeff Bell
ISBN : 9781577316701
Genre : Psychology
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Using lessons learned while battling obsessive-compulsive disorder, the author offers practical techniques for living with the discomfort of uncertainty, fear, and doubt.

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