Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty by Diane Keaton

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Read Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty Online Free - From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, and the importance of staying true to yourself—no matter what anyone else thinks.
 
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion of beauty. In Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, she shares the wisdom she’s accumulated through the years as a mother, daughter, actress, artist, and international style icon. This is a book only Diane Keaton could write—a smart and funny chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed with beauty.
 
In her one-of-a-kind voice, Keaton offers up a message of empowerment for anyone who’s ever dreamed of kicking back against the “should”s and “supposed to”s that undermine our pursuit of beauty in all its forms. From a mortifying encounter with a makeup artist who tells her she needs to get her eyes fixed to an awkward excursion to Victoria’s Secret with her teenage daughter, Keaton shares funny and not-so-funny moments from her life in and out of the public eye.
 
For Diane Keaton, being beautiful starts with being true to who you are, and in this book she also offers self-knowing commentary on the bold personal choices she’s made through the years: the wide-brimmed hats, outrageous shoes, and all-weather turtlenecks that have made her an inspiration to anyone who cherishes truly individual style—and catnip to paparazzi worldwide. She recounts her experiences with the many men in her life—including Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, and Sam Shepard—shows how our ideals of beauty change as we age, and explains why a life well lived may be the most beautiful thing of all.
 
Wryly observant and as fiercely original as Diane Keaton herself, Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty is a head-turner of a book that holds up a mirror to our beauty obsessions—and encourages us to like what we see.



Title : Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
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ISBN : 0812994264
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Reviews


Carly rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 11, 2014

Oh Diane, I wish you hadn't written with this book. I wish you'd left off with Then Again, which was actually a touching four-star read that cemented my support for your work. I wish you'd given this book a different title because now I can actually use those exact words to describe my reading ex...


Rosanne rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 08, 2014

"Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty" lives up to it's title. For me, let's just say it was a waste of time. Too much introspection, too many complaints about getting older and too much name dropping. I read about half this book before giving up and just skimming to the end.


Elly rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 22, 2014

I always looked forward to seeing Diane Keaton on the red carpet at the Oscars. Her outfits were so refreshing and unique! She never fell into that herd mentality of beaded gowns and slits up to the waist. She was all style and class. I admire her and love her movies but this book just didn't do...


Joy rated it ★★★★☆

May 27, 2014

Loved this - will review soon! I've been a big fan of Diane Keaton for as long as I can remember. I loved her early Woody Allen films (especially "Love and Death", "Manhattan" and "Annie Hall" which I own on DVD) and she continues to make movies I want to see. I haven't read her first memoir yet c...


Elaina rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 29, 2014

This was only published because of the author's name. I love Diane Keaton as much as the next human but this is a truly boring, messy, naval-gazy book.


Barb rated it ★★★★☆

September 19, 2014

This memoir rambled a little but since it was written by Diane Keaton that just made her voice more apparent. I could easily picture her speaking the words as I read them. How does a quirky academy award winning actress cope with the aging process? The same as we all do apparently. It's DIANE KEA...


Susan rated it ★★★★★

April 28, 2014

Unfortunately, there is one major flaw in Diane Keaton's "Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty" - the book is way too short! Ms. Keaton is a gifted author, with a humorous, honest style. I was captivated by her story from the first page and found it hard to put this book down. This is a fascinating gl...


Denise rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 10, 2014

First of all, I have always liked Diane Keaton as an actress. She seems real and funny, and her characters, for the most part, are entertaining and worth the price of admission. But as a writer she sucks. This book contains nothing but a bunch of drivel. How can she make claims about being "true...


Meagan rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 18, 2015

I walk away from this memoir with two conflicting feelings. First, I think Diane Keaton is a pretty genuine person. The whole book read in her voice, with nary a ghostwriter to be found. It was rambly and kooky and full of the kinds of thoughts everyone has in quiet moments but usually only share...


Amanda rated it ★★★★★

December 19, 2014

I really love Diane Keaton's voice. I think I want to be her when I grow up.





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