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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (606 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dyan Cannon Narrator: Dyan Cannon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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He was the most charming, handsome, romantic, and famous leading man in the world....what could possibly go wrong?

With unparalleled honesty, Dyan Cannon shares the heartwarming and heartbreaking story of her magical romance and stormy marriage to screen legend Cary Grant.He was the ultimate star, defining Hollywood glamour as well as cinematic achievement. She was a bright new actress, beautiful and funny, who would one day prove her talent by being the first woman to receive Academy Award nominations for her work on-screen and behind the camera.

When he asked to meet Dyan, she assumed it was for an acting part, but he had a different role in mind for her...and so began a storybook romance that brought her to dizzying heights. On his arm, she found herself traveling in the inner circles of power and glamour in which Cary Grant was king, with friends such as Noël Coward, Jimmy Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, and so many others considered Hollywood royalty.

Behind closed doors, she discovered a Cary no one knew. A thoughtful, caring, and private person, with dark family secrets that weighed heavily on him. He was a man contending with the swan song of an astonishing film career while her career was just beginning. Despite the age difference, they fell in love, got married, and had a beautiful daughter together. Happily Ever After still proved elusive, and their relationship was beset with tragic twists and turns. It took a tremendous toll on Dyan as she struggled to keep her heart and mind intact.

With rare photos and never-before-seen letters and notes from Cary Grant, Dear Cary is told with poignancy and hard-won wisdom. For anyone who has ever loved and lost, Dyan Cannon’s memoir is an exploration of what love means, and an inspirational story of surviving life’s slings and arrows.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dyan Cannon has written a complex and captivating memoir…an unqualified success.” 

    New York Journal of Books

  • “[Cannon’s] candid memoir chronicles the near fairy-tale May-December romance between the ingénue and the legendary star.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Cannon writes of her time with one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and charming men and of her own life, pre- and post-Grant...with refreshing humor…For those who enjoy memoirs of gutsy survivors.” 

    Library Journal

  • “A revealing look at Cannon’s relationship with her first husband, who happened to be a Hollywood legend.” 

    USA Today

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maxine | 2/17/2014

    " I picked this up after seeing Dyan on TV and because I've always liked Cary Grant. Need to read more about Cary after reading this book. It showed Cary was human and definitely had his problems. Would like to read more about him from another perspective. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Terri | 2/14/2014

    " When you're reading and it is going along and you realize that the author is not being truthful the book becomes quite tedious. This is what happened to me while reading this book. I didn't believe her recall of events of almost 50 years and also it bothers me that Grant isn't here to challenge her and that may have been the point when she wrote this. All of the people involved besides herself are gone. I like her as an actress maybe she should switch to fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brenda Enck | 2/13/2014

    " I liked it and learned more about their relationship. I always blamed their break up in her immaturity and hippie ways. I never really new her or them. it was an eyeopener. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kira | 2/8/2014

    " Not a side of Cary Grant I knew anything about, but it was an interesting read. Kind of disappointing to learn about parts of his life and personality because I have always loved his work, but he's human just like the rest of us. Quick read, I'd recommend it. "

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