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By Candice Bergen

Within the follow-up to Knock Wood—her bestselling “engaging, clever, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The manhattan Times)—Candice Bergen stocks the large occasions: her marriage to a recognized French director, the start of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love back, and observing her daughter blossom.

A wonderful Romance starts off with Bergen’s fascinating first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose large urge for food for all times broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness by no means decreased their love for every different. yet her genuine romance starts whilst she discovers overpowering love for her daughter after years of ambivalence approximately motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen unearths her comedian genius within the largest television position of the 80s, Murphy Brown, and makes undesirable headlines whilst Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign.

Fifteen years into their marriage, Malle is clinically determined with melanoma, and Candice is unflinching in describing her and Chloe’s melancholy over his dying. yet after years of widowhood, she feels the candy surprise of discovering a distinct type of soulmate. Candice takes us throughout the first years of her new marriage and stocks the bittersweetness of looking at Chloe go away domestic and flourish—and the comedy of a wasting conflict opposed to these rattling wrinkles and additional pounds.

A usual author, Candice is hilarious, brutally sincere, down-to-earth, and clever. She could be a attractive Hollywood actress with a charmed existence, yet Candice is a person who can speak frankly approximately remarkable occasions. Readers who pull up a chair will suppose like they’ve simply made a top friend.

About the Author

Candice Bergen’s movie credit contain The Sand Pebbles, Carnal wisdom, beginning Over (for which she acquired an Oscar nomination), and omit Congeniality. On tv, she made headlines because the celebrity of Murphy Brown, for which she received 5 Emmys. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner within the seriously acclaimed sequence Boston criminal. A proficient author, Bergen has penned a number of articles and a play, in addition to her first bestselling memoir, Knock wooden.

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They had hardlyfinishedpouring thefirstpail ofwater before we began to see it flowing into our basin. At this sight prudence abandoned us; we began shouting cries of joy which made M. Lambercier turn around, and this was a pity: for he was taking great pleasure in seeing how good the earth around the walnut tree was and how avidly it was drinking his water. Struck by seeing it divided between two basins, he shouted in turn, looked, perceived the knavish trick, brusquely had a pickaxe brought over, gave a blow, set flying two or three slivers of our planks, and shouting as loud as he could, "An aqueduct, an aqueduct?

Even force had to give way before the diabolical wilfulness of a child; for they did not call my constancy anything else. Finally I emerged from this cruel test in pieces, but triumphant. It has now been more than fifty years since this adventure, and today I have no fear of being punished a second time for the same deed. Well, I state before Heaven that I was innocent, that I had neither broken nor touched the comb, that I had not gone near the niche, and that I had not even thought of doing so.

M. Lambercier was a very reasonable man, who, without neglecting our instruction, did not burden us at all with extraordinary duties. The proof that he acted well in this is that, in spite of my aversion for constraint, I never recall my hours of study with distaste, and that, even if I did not learn much from him, what I did learn I learned without difficulty, and have never forgotten. 2. The simplicity of that rural life did me a good of inestimable value by opening my heart to friendship. Until then I had known only elevated but imaginary feelings.

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