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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tatum O'Neal Narrator: Tatum O'Neal Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At age 10, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history for her performance in the film classic Paper Moon. As the sidekick to her father, Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities among her childhood friends.

But behind the glittering facade of Tatum's life lay heartbreak: abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Her alcoholic mother drifted in and out of her life. Her father grew increasingly punishing and distant, especially after moving in with his longtime love, Farrah Fawcett. By her late teens, Tatum had begun a perilous slide into self-destruction.

Then Tatum met the man who would become her husband: the explosive tennis great John McEnroe. They had three children in quick succession, followed by one of the messiest high-profile divorces on record. With the collapse of her marriage and no real family to turn to, Tatum succumbed to the demons of her past that would nearly kill her. Now she has emerged clean and sober, rediscovering herself as an actress, mother, and wonderfully vibrant woman in what she considers the prime of her life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terri | 2/20/2014

    " Makes me want to write a book of my own. To know that everyone does have a hard time with life. I like her strength and courage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelli | 2/6/2014

    " Rough life... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greg | 2/3/2014

    " An incredible story by an incredible woman. Such tragedy and triumph I have never read about. Tatum O'Neal's "A Paper Life" has been the most heart-wrenching and intensifying autobiography I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Traci Gowdar | 2/1/2014

    " i did enjoy this book. i felt a little underwhelmed by it. i think because i heard her speak about it on howard stern and because i have seen the new show on t.v. i felt like i knew all she was taking about. because i like tatum and she is so cute and it's a quick summer read it was time well spent ! on to the next book :) "

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