Both of Us by Ryan O'Neal

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O’Neal now seems a sad, shambolic figure...That unrepentant narcissism is the saddest thing of all.
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Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett. He was the handsome Academy Award–nominated star of Paper Moon and the classic romance Love Story. She was the beautiful, all-American Charlie’s Angel, whose poster adorned the bedroom walls of teenage boys everywhere. One of the most storied love affairs in Hollywood history, their romance has captivated fans and media alike for more than three decades. In a tragic turn, the world lost Farrah after a tragic battle with cancer in 2009, but in his intimate memoir Both of Us, Ryan brings their relationship to vivid life.
 
Fans of each other from afar, Ryan and Farrah met through her husband, Lee Majors, and fell passionately in love. Soon, however, reality threatened their happiness and they struggled with some serious matters, including the disintegration of Farrah’s marriage; Ryan’s troubled relationship with his daughter, Tatum, and son, Griffin; mismatched career trajectories; and raising their young son, Redmond—all leading Ryan and Farrah to an inevitable split in 1997.
 
Ryan fought to create a life on his own but never stopped longing for Farrah. Eventually he realized that he had lost his true soul mate. Older and wiser, he and Farrah found their way back to each other and were excited to start a new life together. But their bliss was cut short when Farrah was diagnosed with cancer and passed away just three years later.
 
Ryan’s deep love for Farrah and his devotion to preserving her memory are evident in Both of Us. Drawing on decades’ worth of personal records and keepsakes, he has included never-before-seen photographs, letters exchanged between him and Farrah, and his own diaries, making this a poignant and compelling memento for her fans. Written with candor and emotional honesty, it is a true Hollywood love story.
 

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RYAN O'NEAL is an Academy Award-nominated actor, best known for his roles in Peyton Place, Love Story, What's Up, Doc?, and Paper Moon. Most recently, he has appeared on 90210 and has a popular recurring role on Bones. His reality show with his daughter, Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals, aired its first season on OWN in June 2011.JODEE BLANCO is the author of the New York Times bestseller Please Stop Laughing at Me. KENT CARROLL was the editorial director of Grove Press, the founder and publisher of Carroll & Graf, and is currently the publisher of Europa Editions.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Crown Archetype. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Independent.ie

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Reviewed by Chrissie Russell on Jun 16 2012

With their gleaming smiles and bouffant hair, they looked every inch the beautiful, Hollywood power couple. But with each revelation disclosed by O'Neal, their story gets progressively uglier.

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Reviewed by Bel Mooney on May 31 2012

O’Neal now seems a sad, shambolic figure...That unrepentant narcissism is the saddest thing of all.

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Busy Bee

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Reviewed by Cari Bee on Jun 01 2012

A messy, Hollywood, tragic, screaming fights, sweet love notes, love story, where they did end up together in the bitter sweet end.

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