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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: September 2011 ISBN: 9780062072603
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Withhonesty and heart-rending emotion, actress and filmmaker DyanCannon tells the story of her topsy-turvy relationship with Hollywood legendCary Grant. Cannon’s captivating narrative takes the reader behind the scenesof Hollywood’s Golden Age, inside America’s high court of glamour and notorietyin which Cary Grant was king. In his private life alongside Cannon, however, astory that began with all the romance of his famous films—Charade, ToCatch a Thief, An Affair to Remember or The Philadelphia Story—wouldend up taking a series of tragic and unpredictable twists and turns. Insharing Grant’s inside story for the first time, Dear Cary is exactlywhat Hollywood is always looking for . . . the next blockbuster, and a storyfor romance lovers of all ages.   Download and start listening now!

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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rochelle Stern | 1/28/2014

    " Sad portrait of who Cary Grant really was. It's always interesting to find out about the serious flaws of a man who always graced the movie screen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Amati | 1/21/2014

    " This is a mixed bag and I don't know that I would recommend it. If you are interested in Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon, then you may enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/10/2014

    " This was a page turner. I have my doubts about some of it because... well, she waited long enough to write this book that there aren't too many people around who could argue with her. Other than getting a little out there in the end, overall, a pretty good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abranch71 | 1/1/2014

    " Got a little preachy at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanine | 12/26/2013

    " very interesting story, I learned things about Cary Grant I never knew, and came as a surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Jones | 11/22/2013

    " Interesting slice of life with an american icon. Brutally honest and somewhat sad. Good counterpoint to the book written by her daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Nickerson | 9/27/2013

    " This was a real eye opener into the life of a Hollywood Icon. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacie | 9/5/2013

    " Loved going to Old Hollywood in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 9/3/2013

    " Not the best book i've ever read, but, knowing how difficult marriage can be firsthand, there's no way I'm willing to slam on DC like some reviewers. Why should it shock us that a may/December romance between a powerful movie star and free-spirited ingenue was tumultuous? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this celebrity memoir and lean toward giving it 3.5 stars. As a big fan of Cary Grant, I was pleasantly surprised that I found this book well written. The book primarily focuses on a short period in the life of both Cary and Dyan, so it's not a complete biography of either celebrity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bea | 3/13/2013

    " I read it straight through and enjoyed it. Dyan has an relaxed style that's pleasant to read. She plays down her faults and plays up Cary's but even so she manages to be pretty even-handed telling their story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin Nenninger | 3/7/2013

    " Depressing why Cary Grant was so screwed up. Could not get beyond his past and Dyan got sucked into it. Will now read the daughter Jennifer Grant's story to round out my knowledge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/27/2013

    " This book was interesting, but his LSD use was disappointing, and when she did find God, she was very evasive about it. I was disappointed as I think Dyan down played her faith to sell books about her life with Cary. I believe he would be mortified by the details she shared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 9/17/2012

    " Love Cary Grant in the movies. Got to know him as a human in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 4/9/2012

    " Well written. I really enjoyed her narative of their life together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julianne Asenbauer huss | 1/25/2012

    " Reminds one that celebrities are plagued by human faults just as much as anyone. Cary Grant was a talented actor, seemed a caring friend, but sadly lacking in caring for family. Dyan was too young during their marriage to deal with Cary's inflated opinion of himself as a "guiding, loving" husband. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 10/18/2011

    " Cary Grant tripping balls. Who Knew?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 9/26/2011

    " Interesting slice of life with an american icon. Brutally honest and somewhat sad. Good counterpoint to the book written by her daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R. | 9/23/2011

    " I found this book very enjoyable and engaging; quite funny and almost heartbreaking at the same time. It's really a great love story. "

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About the Author
Author Dyan Cannon

Award-winning film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer Dyan Cannon is the first woman in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be nominated for Oscars both as an actress and as a filmmaker. She lives in Hollywood and is at courtside for every Los Angeles Lakers home game.