Lessons in Becoming Myself by Ellen Burstyn

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By the time Ellen Burstyn arrived in New York to study acting, she'd already worked as a Texas fashion model, a Montreal chorus girl, suffered numerous toxic relationships, and just as many name changes and spiritual paths. Theater legend Moss Hart called her "a natural" but Ellen Burstyn was still trying discover who she was. This is the graceful story of a personal and professional quest, a life-long journey-by turns triumphant and terrifying, tragic and funny, thoughtful and illuminating.

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Ellen Burstyn's career has encompassed more than forty years on stage, in film, and on television. She's been nominated six times for an Academy Award, winning for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and a Tony Award- winner for Same Time, Next Year. She is co-president of the Actors Studio in New York.
Published October 2, 2007 by Riverhead Books. 480 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Long-winded memoir of an actress preoccupied with her own psychic structure and spiritual side.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Lessons in Becoming Myself

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In her first book, Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Burstyn has cast a life story that could easily light up the silver screen, replete with abusive parents, high school tragedy, showbiz triumph, rever

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