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Found: A Daughter's Journey Home

by Tatum Oneal

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | June 14, 2011 | Hardcover

Found: A Daughter's Journey Home is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

In this powerful follow-up to her New York Times bestselling memoir, A Paper Life, Academy Award®-winning actress Tatum O''Neal returns with an extraordinary chronicle of family, forgiveness, redemption, and commitment-a remarkable story told with honesty, humility, determination, and above all . . . love

The golden child of a glamorous Hollywood couple, Tatum O''Neal had a childhood that looked, from the outside, to be fairy-tale perfect. The reality was far from perfect, and in A Paper Life, Tatum shared her poignant, painful experiences of growing up in-and away from-a dysfunctional show-business family. Now, in Found, she digs even deeper and explores the tough issues that resonate in most women''s lives. It is a story of taking two steps forward and one step back, of learning to understand what forgiveness really means-physically, emotionally, and spiritually-and how to live it every day. With candor and grace, Tatum chronicles the challenges and joys of being a single mother to three grown children, an ex-wife, a working actress, and a woman who has lived her life in the public eye for the better part of forty-five years. She speaks frankly about the persistence it took to beat her addictions to drugs and alcohol, and the hard work of staying clean and sober, including dealing with the deep emotional void that illicit substances falsely promise to fill.

Tatum details her ongoing efforts to negotiate friends, family, aging, money, love, loss, and Hollywood, while the specter of her past continues to lurk, a reminder of her battle and a testament to her will to survive. And she honors the people whose perseverance and courage in overcoming their own dark troubles have inspired her. Found is also a father-daughter love story: a portrait of a fragile, tentative reconciliation between a parent and a child who, as documented in the OWN television docuseries The O''Neals: Ryan and Tatum, try to heal the hurt and pain of a lifetime.

Tatum O''Neal has done the hard work necessary to get her life on track and come to terms with the person she is. Finally, she shares her whole story. Her moving and inspirational saga reminds us all that no matter what has happened in our own lives, we must keep moving forward to the light and the future, step by step, day by day. Only then may we find the truepath home.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9.38 × 6.38 × 0.91 in

Published: June 14, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062066560

ISBN - 13: 9780062066565

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye-opener! I never thought anything of Tatum O'Neal beyond her being a Hollywood brat. Whatever her life was, it didn't particularly interest me. Her drug and alcohol dependancies mattered not to me. Then, I saw her interview on CNN with Piers Morgan on June 17th, and I became interested in her "story". Over the weekend, I read "FOUND", then "A Paper Life". I then saw her as a person who grew up in a family, that was totally foreign to my life experience. She was no longer a Hollywood Brat, but a woman, who adored her father and loved her children. She was also an addict, who became a recovering one. Ms. O'Neal, according to her own words, was someone who was able to forgive those in her life who hurt her the most. Reading her two books made me reflect on my own life and the power to forgive and survive. She seems to be a woman who is well on her way to being a model for others in recovery to aspire to. Both books are well worth reading! HL
Date published: 2011-06-21

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Found: A Daughter's Journey Home

by Tatum Oneal

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9.38 × 6.38 × 0.91 in

Published: June 14, 2011

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062066560

ISBN - 13: 9780062066565

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In this powerful follow-up to her New York Times bestselling memoir, A Paper Life, Academy Award®-winning actress Tatum O''Neal returns with an extraordinary chronicle of family, forgiveness, redemption, and commitment-a remarkable story told with honesty, humility, determination, and above all . . . love

The golden child of a glamorous Hollywood couple, Tatum O''Neal had a childhood that looked, from the outside, to be fairy-tale perfect. The reality was far from perfect, and in A Paper Life, Tatum shared her poignant, painful experiences of growing up in-and away from-a dysfunctional show-business family. Now, in Found, she digs even deeper and explores the tough issues that resonate in most women''s lives. It is a story of taking two steps forward and one step back, of learning to understand what forgiveness really means-physically, emotionally, and spiritually-and how to live it every day. With candor and grace, Tatum chronicles the challenges and joys of being a single mother to three grown children, an ex-wife, a working actress, and a woman who has lived her life in the public eye for the better part of forty-five years. She speaks frankly about the persistence it took to beat her addictions to drugs and alcohol, and the hard work of staying clean and sober, including dealing with the deep emotional void that illicit substances falsely promise to fill.

Tatum details her ongoing efforts to negotiate friends, family, aging, money, love, loss, and Hollywood, while the specter of her past continues to lurk, a reminder of her battle and a testament to her will to survive. And she honors the people whose perseverance and courage in overcoming their own dark troubles have inspired her. Found is also a father-daughter love story: a portrait of a fragile, tentative reconciliation between a parent and a child who, as documented in the OWN television docuseries The O''Neals: Ryan and Tatum, try to heal the hurt and pain of a lifetime.

Tatum O''Neal has done the hard work necessary to get her life on track and come to terms with the person she is. Finally, she shares her whole story. Her moving and inspirational saga reminds us all that no matter what has happened in our own lives, we must keep moving forward to the light and the future, step by step, day by day. Only then may we find the truepath home.

About the Author

Tatum O'Neal made her screen debut as a pint-size con artist in the 1973 film Paper Moon, costarring with her father, Ryan O'Neal, and winning that year's Academy Award for best supporting actress. She has been acting on and off ever since, notably in such memorable movies as The Bad News Bears (1976) and Basquiat (1996). Married at age twenty-two to John McEnroe, she is the mother of three children. She lives in New York City.

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