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Author: Marion Meade Narrator: Mary Woods Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781483069661
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After forty years in the spotlight as comedian, author, director, and professional neurotic, Woody Allen is a living legend. To fans, his films have always represented a sort of ongoing autobiography. This is the first uncensored biography to investigate one of our era’s most celebrated, distinctive, and confounding filmmakers.

For over three decades, the creator of films such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Deconstructing Harry successfully maintained his privacy while sustaining his comic public persona based on that private self. Not until his scandalous relationship with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, did Allen’s precarious balancing act of self and celebrity collapse in public view. Based on exclusive interviews, this sensitive yet rigorous biography reveals the personal side of a talented artist and troubled man.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] psychologically nuanced, tough-minded portrait.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is the complete Woody Allen—perhaps more than you wanted to know—a portrait of a complex, unfathomable human being who holds a high place in the entertainment industry.”


  • “Woods, a trained reader, has a light, often lilting voice. She treats an incredible string of peccadilloes, successes, and aberrations with an evenhanded bemusement.”


  • “This biography rolls at a great pace and keeps listeners’ attention for the full fifteen hours of its production.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey72 | 9/29/2012

    " Very fair, entertaining, and informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 9/13/2008

    " Much more sensational fun than Lax's biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brook | 3/14/2006

    " About as good as it could be. Lots o' dirt. Really interesting subject. "

About the Author

Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Madame Blavatsky, and Victoria Woodhull, as well as two novels about medieval France. She lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Mary Woods began her career in Washington, DC, where she performed at Ford’s Theater, the Folger Theater, Round House, and Washington Stage Guild. She spent several seasons at New Playwrights’ Theater developing new American plays. She is a veteran narrator of Talking Books for the Library of Congress, and received the Alexander Scourby Narrator of the Year Award for fiction in 1996. Formerly a radio news director, she now hosts a daily local affairs interview program on Catholic Radio, for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. She lives in Albuquerque, where she continues to act on stage and in film. She received her BA at the Catholic University of America in Fine Arts and Drama.