A cultural icon, she has been written about before. It's the story of the woman you thought you knew--and now can finally understand. I thought the author did a great job balancing the writing of her life, marriages, demons, movies and causes, never staying with one portion too long and often restating to remind the reader about something they read 200 pages before. This is a book that fans will enjoy. Some of you may think, well my grandmother is 99 or 105 but after reading this book if you accept my recommendation you will understand why I think she should have been dead long before. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
And the author delves into some of the psychological and emotional roots of the star's pattern of serial marriages. I actually read this book for summer reading for school, and I'll admit that at first, I sorely regretted picking out a 400-something page book to read. At times, it felt like Taraborrelli was making excuses for her poor decisions, and the fact that the author is a huge Elizabeth fan certainly came through, which makes me doubt some its credibility. If not her husband, then it was booze or the pills. One thing Taraborrelli practically left out was her first four husbands. Elizabeth was an interesting book to listen to.
Out of the three, however, I think I would've gotten along best with Elizabeth Taylor. As with all biographies you should take it with a little salt, but whether you believe it or not And why wouldn't you believe it? Character development or the character herself that seems shallow? Her good friend, Michael Jackson, died at a younger age and before her, unfortunately. That was incredibly difficult to get through for me, and ruined my total enjoyment of the book. A really interesting book about not only Taylor, but also how Hollywood treats its actors, especially women. For anyone else, I'd say skip it, unless you're desperate for a book and you happen to find a copy on the sidewalk. As Taraborrelli brings to life the people around Elizabeth and her rise in 1940s Hollywood, he reveals the qualities that made her a star, the associations that put her at the right place at the right time, and the ways in which she was singularly unprepared.
My favorite old Hollywood actresses are Marliyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor. This is the first Elizabeth Taylor biography I've read, so I can't vouch for whether or not there's a better one out there. The three main emotions that I fel I think it would be pretty hard to write a boring book about Elizabeth Taylor. She had that same compelling Marilyn Monroe did, but she was more down to earth. Fold crease present on a few pages. I thought that Taraborrelli was incredibly sensitive and thoughtful about Monroe. It does seem to be a step-up from many tabloid pieces, and presents both positive and negative aspects, lending a twist of reality to what would otherwise be just another Hollywood celebrity piece.
From reading this book I have decided that I do not admire Elizabeth Taylor and will try to avoid being such self centered person. I'm sure living Elizabeth Taylor's life was thrilling, outrageous, and enjoyable. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. I finally finished this mighty bio-tome! All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I really enjoyed learning about Elizabeth Taylor. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. I'm fascinated by her lifestyle.
Taraborrelli focuses more on events in Taylor's life that have already been big news such as, Francis, Taylor's downtrodden father, her movies, her scandals, overdoses, surgeries and the reason for some of her divorces. Her many loves, the attempts - the fails, the triumphs and the battles that she fought to become one of the most successful and sought after act I truly enjoyed reading about the very colorful and eventful life of Elizabeth Taylor. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. He is a featured writer in several entertainment magazines in Canada, England, and Australia. But the author spins it in a way that is interesting and touching. The spine may show signs of wear. As Taraborrelli brings to life the people around Elizabeth and her rise in 1940s Hollywood, he reveals the qualities that made her a star, the associations that put her at the right place at the right time, and the ways in which she was singularly unprepared for life out on her own.
There were many boring points but at the same time there were many nail biting points when I could not stop reading. So her doctor as her current husband if he wanted her sterilized. The great thing about writing about Elizabeth Taylor is that there's not much need for embellishments. A child star and part of the old Hollywood studio system, she learned her lessons at her mother Sara's knee. This was a very detailed account of events that happened throughout the course of this wonderful actress's life.
Being someone that is fiercely feminist and tends to get angry at wives who kowtow to husbands, I was shocked. Even with a gorgeous face she still has problems just like the rest of us. Although pleasant to look at, Elizabeth paled in comparison to her older brother 23 Mar 2011 Biographer J. Reading all her struggles her lifestyle her marriages. This book was a definite page turner, and I was captivated by Elizabeth's life. Between her drug and alcohol abuse, attempted suicides, numerous illnesses and surgeries, I am shocked that in my generation I was able to know about Elizabeth Ta Unbelievable that this woman died at age 79, only this year!! I found Taylor's life fascinating. She endured a lot and was almost molded into who she became, and it was tragic at times.
If you want more than just what you read in the tabloids or saw on tv while your parents eagerly watched what she would do next. Key Features Author s J. Elizabeth Taylor is known internationally as one of the most beautiful and talented women ever to grace the silver screen. This book is a biography about Elizabeth Taylor. She is just as well known for her tempestuous personal life, marrying eight times and suffering through innumerable health problems.