Send Yourself Roses : And Other Ways to Take the Lead in Life, Paperback Book

Send Yourself Roses : And Other Ways to Take the Lead in Life Paperback

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Strong, feisty, brave and brilliant, Kathleen Turner is a woman to be reckoned with.

One of the most revered actresses of her generation and beyond, she is a woman who goes after what she wants and gets it.

In this memoir, she reveals her astonishing trajectory from struggling New York actress to household name a result of passionate ambition, powerful instinct and unwavering self-belief. From her first groundbreaking film, Body Heat, to her critically acclaimed performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, she has entranced audiences onstage and onscreen for three decades, whilst never failing in her commitment to the causes that she has supported throughout her life, and fighting an ongoing battle against the devastating pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

Kathleen Turner is an unstoppable force of nature with a lesson for women everywhere: if you don't believe in yourself, how can you expect anyone else to?

Send yourself roses, and take the lead, lady!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 8pp b/w and 8pp colour photos
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9780755317073



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I enjoyed this book but agree with others that the writing was a little rough in parts and that Kathleen thinks quite a lot of herself (perhaps I would too if I were Kathleen Turner!). I had no idea that she struggled with rheumatoid arthritis and alcoholism and felt like I learned a lot about the author as a person, good and bad. I loved the parts of the story that discussed her co-stars and experiences working on the sets of movies. Kathleen uses an extremely conversational style - referring to the reader as "babe" and "honey" - which may be offputting to some. I grew up watching her movies so, as a whole, found this an entertaining read.