Simon & Schuster
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Featuring: Debra Winger
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Celebrated for her indelible, Oscar-caliber performances in
some of the most memorable films of the 1980s and 1990s,
Debra Winger, in Undiscovered, her first book,
demonstrates that her creative range extends from screen to
page. Here is an intimate glimpse of an artist marvelously
wide-ranging in her gifts.
In fact, as this beguiling
book reveals, Winger is that rare star who dared to resist
the all-consuming industry that is Hollywood becoming her
entire reason for being. "I love the work," she states, "and
don't much care for the business." Yet she cares deeply for
the people who have inspired her. We meet them (most
famously, James Bridges, Bernardo Bertolucci; most dearly,
her mother, husband, and sons) here, as Winger passionately
makes her case for forging a life beyond acting -- and shows
how she has done just that. Winger's screen performances
have long been celebrated for their breathtaking emotional
range, a quality that shines through in these pages. "When I
was little," she writes, "someone told me that when you age,
you turn into the person you were all your life." In this
intriguing mix of reminiscence, poetry, storytelling, and
insightful observation, a portrait of a life well-lived is
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