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In her first memoir, the Academy Award–winning actress Sophia Loren tells her incredible life story from the struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance, and devoted mother.

In her acting career spanning more than six decades, Sophia Loren became known for her striking beauty and dramatic roles with famed costars Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Jack Lemmon, and Paul Newman. The luminous Italian movie star was the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign language performance, after which she continued a vibrant and varied career that took her from Hollywood to Paris to Italy—and back to Hollywood. In Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Loren shares vivid memories of work, love, and family with winning candor.

Born in 1934 and growing up in World War II Italy, Loren’s life of glamour and success was preceded by years of poverty and hardship, when she lived in her grandparents’ house with her single mother and sister, and endured near starvation. She shares how she blossomed from a toothpick-thin girl into a beautiful woman seemingly overnight, getting her start by winning a beauty pageant; and how her first Hollywood film, The Pride and the Passion, ignited a high-profile romance with Cary Grant, who would vie with her mentor, friend, frequent producer, and lover Carlo Ponti to become her husband. Loren also reveals her long-held desire to become a mother, the disappointments she suffered, the ultimate joy of having two sons, and her happiness as a mother and grandmother.

From trying times to triumphant ones, this scintillating autobiography paints a multi-dimensional portrait of the woman behind the celebrity, beginning each chapter with a letter, photograph, or object that prompts her memories. In Loren’s own words, this is a collection of “unpublished memories, curious anecdotes, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, a precious treasure trove filled with emotions, experiences, adventures.” Her wise and candid voice speaks from the pages with riveting detail and sharp humor. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is as elegant, entrancing, and memorable as Sophia Loren herself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For the first time, the Neapolitan goddess shares her jaw-dropping journey from the slums to the silver screen.”

    AARP the Magazine

  • “The book is filled with tantalizing tidbits…and provides lots of ‘you were there’ moments…The lively gossip and movie trivia notwithstanding, the memoir is most striking for its introspection, for how frankly Loren sizes herself up, even dissecting her own allure…Sophia Loren is not only gorgeous, she is indomitable—no tumble ever kept her down for long, It’s her rich life that may be her finest work.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Endearing theatricality…Loren’s stories are unfailingly sweet, modest, patient…The memoirist is in a magnanimously reflective mood. She is gracious about her own success and protective about her family. She is also tender about the other men who affected her life, both personally as well as professionally—never more so than about Cary Grant…This is a story that rewards nice readers who are contented to give lovers some privacy, even if they happen to be movie stars.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The story of Loren reads like a love letter to her family and friends—and she rarely has a bad word to say about anyone…This rags-to-riches tale describes how an illegitimate girl from war-torn Italy, whose facial features were deemed ‘impossible’ to photograph, slowly transitioned from Sofia Scicolone to Sofia Lazzaro to Sophia Loren. Along the way, Loren relays emotional memories such as coping with an unscrupulous father, learning English by reading Mickey Mouse comics and Shakespeare…Named after the 1963 De Sica film in which she appeared, Loren’s memoir is similar to her notable striptease in that film: vulnerable yet respectable.”

    Library Journal

  • “In this occasionally revealing memoir, Loren opens her ‘treasure trove of memories.’ She is amusing and engaging when discussing her teenage ambition to be a star…A nostalgic recollection of the great beauty’s movies and memories.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An AARP Magazine Editors’ Pick
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