From the Publisher
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
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
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.
About the Author
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
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.
About the Book
Few couples have drawn the same unwavering fascination of fans and tabloid journalists alike for over three decades than O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett. O'Neal is the only person who can tell the story behind the headlines--the drug abuse, mistmatched careers, and their bouts with cancer.
Published: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 030795482X
ISBN - 13: 9780307954824