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Me: Stories of My Life Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four time Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoirA NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the YearA Book of the Month Club Main Selection This is my favorite actress so I will try not to be too biased lol One of my favorite autobiographies It isn t a chapter book It contains different stories of Kate s life as she remembers them A must have book if you are a Kate fan. When I write the story of my life, I will also title it ME This was a gem of a good bad book Chuckle worthy Passages Oh, I meant to tell you I was standing on my head the other day and I got to thinking how probably unusual it is for someone of my age to do this Everyone came and we made seventy five dollars to buy a Victrola for the Navajo Indians Putnam was a poet He was sort of medium sized and had a very handsome head.Any kind of English or WASP part I had a good chance for in those When I write the story of my life, I will also title it ME This was a gem of a good bad book Chuckle worthy Passages Oh, I meant to tell you I was standing on my head the other day and I got to thinking how probably unusual it is for someone of my age to do this Everyone came and we made seventy five dollars to buy a Victrola for the Navajo Indians Putnam was a poet He was sort of medium sized and had a very handsome head.Any kind of English or WASP part I had a good chance for in those days And the half boy, half woman had been born It was agony We had to do it over and over again because of sound Agony I finally threw up and we had to try again the next day It was wartime, 1942, and it was also rush hour He was a man of considerable reputation with the ladies despite his rather sinister looks It was thrilling And thrilling is what we can do with ourselves if we really try They represented his dream a child s dream that once upon a time dream It s come true the prince the princess I m riding a great white stallion.So we got the credit and George didn t I wonder if I m right I think so I think this weakness went a long way toward ruining Howard s life and making him into an oddball.It was she who told me how when certain guests would come to dinner they would set the table with the cheap china and glassware and when the dinner was over she Beatrice would break the cheap china and glassware and throw it away I don t quite understand what this prived I once said to Howard, I think that if you picked your friendscarefully you wouldn t have to break so much china I look back at our relationship and I think that we were both cool customers.You won t do anything else if you decide that you are going to resurrect and rearrange a human being I m like the Statue of Liberty to a lot of people Why this is so I do not know I ve made forty three pictures Naturally I m adorable in all of themHe was his true self a real cockney slightly plump and full of beans Another report about S.T How can I do a picture with a woman who has dirt under her fingernails and who is of ambiguous sexuality and always wears pants John Wayne is the hero of the thirties and forties and most of the fifties Before the creeps came creeping in They both thought it was fun It is fun But is it Well that s the end of the story about refurbishing the south bank of the swamp.They disgorged their passengers they drove on.For once I had sensible luggage You had two rather large suitcases, as I recall I had one Vuitton suitcase and two sort of duffel bags also Vuitton But for some trivial reason I didn t like the name Joey What kind of insecurity could so dominate a man that he could imagine that it meant anythan that I meant exactly that that I didn t like the name I had a wonderful sleep, although the waterfall outside the window made a terrible noise I have a happy nature I like the rain I like the sun the heat the cold the mountains, the sea the flowers, the Well, I like life and I ve been so lucky Why shouldn t I be happy I don t lock doors I don t hold grudges Really the only thing I m not mad about is wind I find it disturbing I mean wind in the heavens I have always liked Katharine Hepburn, so I bought this book years ago All I remember is that she talked about her movies and not so much about herself I really don t care to hear about these things I wanted to know about her I also recall back then that I found a brownie recipe that was supposed to be hers, so I tried it out, and my own recipe was so much better I sent her one of my recipes, don t recall which one, and the woman in charge of her mail thanked me for it and said that Hepburn I have always liked Katharine Hepburn, so I bought this book years ago All I remember is that she talked about her movies and not so much about herself I really don t care to hear about these things I wanted to know about her I also recall back then that I found a brownie recipe that was supposed to be hers, so I tried it out, and my own recipe was so much better I sent her one of my recipes, don t recall which one, and the woman in charge of her mail thanked me for it and said that Hepburn would try it I should have known better than to think that she would reply since she never gives out autographs.Here is my brownie recipe MY FAVORITE BROWNIES1 2 c plus 2 T butter 1 c sugar 1 4 t vanilla Pinch of salt1 4 c flour2 eggs6 to 8 T unsweetened cocoa 1 c chopped walnuts, optionalMix first five ingredients Add eggs and cocoa mix well Oil and flour an 8x8 inch cake pan or use one round cake pan Bake at 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes Comment A darker chocolate makes for a richer brownie.Katharine Hepburn s Brownies cup cocoa or 2 squares 2 oz unsweetened baker s chocolate.1 stick 1 2 cup unsalted butter.1 cup sugar.2 eggs.1 4 cup flour.1 teaspoon vanilla.Pinch of salt.1 cup roughly chopped walnuts or pecans.Important note The kind of butter you use is very important to the taste of of anything you cook I use only organic real butter, not just butter, and I don t use margarine I have actually found that I like cookies that have used shortening instead of butter, but I won t use shortening because it is unhealthy As for lard, forget it For example This a.m I buttered my toast, and it really tasted funny I went to look at the carton, and it was regular real butter My husband didn t buy organic for some reason He can eat it himself Note The only difference I see in her recipe than in mine is that she usesvanilla God, I tried to slog through this It s Katherine Hepburn It ought to be witty and profound and clever, and instead it was tedious and boring and who cares I left it in an airport. I am not disappointed I loved the storytelling and the pictures were lovely A remarkable woman. I would recommend this book through part 3, but don t bother with the rest The first 3 parts were pretty good It was interesting to hear about her life growing up on the East Coast, and how she got into theater and movies But by part 4 it turned into a random bunch of rambling stories about this person, or that strange conversation There were two very brief chapters about her relationship with Spencer Tracy At the end of the first one, she says,on Spencer later, but then the second I would recommend this book through part 3, but don t bother with the rest The first 3 parts were pretty good It was interesting to hear about her life growing up on the East Coast, and how she got into theater and movies But by part 4 it turned into a random bunch of rambling stories about this person, or that strange conversation There were two very brief chapters about her relationship with Spencer Tracy At the end of the first one, she says,on Spencer later, but then the second Spencer chapter didn t deliver it sort of left me wondering if their relationship wasn t a great one, because it seemed like she didn t have much to say about him the saddest part to me is when she said, I have no idea how Spencer felt about me I can only say that I think that if he hadn t liked me, he wouldn t have hung around WOW, how sad to not know how your husband of almost 30 years feels about you Basically it seemed like after she talked about making the movies, she didn t have much else to say Also, I have to say because it drove me nuts the entire time that her writing style was SO ANNOYING Very fragmented sentences just trailing off into nothing em dash here em dash there random person talking here ellipses another em dash I wanted to scream WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING It got really old and I got older trying to stick with it and figure out what she was talking about If you like reading about film stars, and stage actresses from long ago, this book should fit the bill This memoir of Katharine Hepburn is very entertaining, as she grew up in a very unconventional family, and worked both on the stage and in the old movie studio system She had a long and exciting life, and dated a lot of high profile men, like Howard Hughes, and for nearly 30 years Spencer Tracy. Oh, she s a sly boots, our Kat.Those familiar with Ms Hepburn are well aware of her salt o the earth Yankee stoicism And with that hardy pilgrim spirit comes the correspondingly stubborn, puritanical bent on the issue of privacy What happens behind closed doors well, they re closed for a reason, aren t they The click of a latch, to Katharine, commands a certain respect How then to profit in the field of memoir while leaving the meat of it all unsaid You ve got to hand it to her She does Oh, she s a sly boots, our Kat.Those familiar with Ms Hepburn are well aware of her salt o the earth Yankee stoicism And with that hardy pilgrim spirit comes the correspondingly stubborn, puritanical bent on the issue of privacy What happens behind closed doors well, they re closed for a reason, aren t they The click of a latch, to Katharine, commands a certain respect How then to profit in the field of memoir while leaving the meat of it all unsaid You ve got to hand it to her She does her best.Those looking for dish must, perforce, look elsewhere Yet what this work contains for me that merits such a healthy smattering of stars is its solid and sincerely pragmatic approach to life and aging Hers is an honest account of where a silly choice will take you, the six car pile up that occurs at the wall of one s limitations, how regret, like a bad peach, must be noted only long enough to properly discard Mistakes will be made Failure happens The body runs down and falls apart What can be fixed will be fixed, the rest one learns to live with.I ve found part of the difficulty of growing older lies in the ever decreasing chorus of guiding voices Those on the road ahead drop off, never to offer their advice again Here is the ancient gravel of a girl who, on the page at least, is still speaking, still punching her fist in the air, still insisting, You just go through it And that is a very fine thing to have Ms Hepurn s editor was napping on the job.


About the Author: Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress of film, stage, and television Known for her headstrong independence and spirited personality, Hepburn s career as a Hollywood leading lady spannedthan 60 years She cultivated a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly played strong willed, sophisticated women Her work came in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received four Academy Awards for Best Actress a record for any performer.In the 1940s Hepburn was contracted to Metro Goldwyn Mayer, where her career focused on an alliance with Spencer Tracy The screen partnership spanned 25 years, and produced nine movies.Hepburn challenged herself in the latter half of her life, as she regularly appeared in Shakespeare stage productions and tackled a range of literary roles She found a niche playing middle aged spinsters, such as in The African Queen 1951 , a persona the public embraced ThreeOscars came for her work in Guess Who s Coming to Dinner 1967 , The Lion in Winter 1968 , and On Golden Pond 1981 In the 1970s she began appearing in television movies, which became the focus of her career in later life She remained active into old age, making her final screen appearance in 1994 at the age of 87 After a period of inactivity and ill health, Hepburn died in 2003 at 96 years old.In 1999, she was named by the American Film Institute as the top female Hollywood legend.


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