A Paper Life

by Tatum O'Neal

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 22, 2005 | Trade Paperback

A Paper Life is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.

A real Hollywood-style tell-all, this is the extremely candid and highly explosive autobiography of one of the movie industry's most talented and troubled young stars.

At age ten, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history for her performance in the film classic Paper Moon. As the sidekick to her father, the flamboyant star and man-about-town Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities ranging from Cher to Stanley Kubrick among her childhood friends.

Yet behind the glittering façade of Tatum's life lay heartbreak: abandonment, abuse, neglect, and drug addiction. She reveals the most intimate secrets of her dysfunctional relationships with her father, Ryan O'Neal, and stepmother, Farrah Fawcett, as well as her alcoholic mother, Joanna Moore, and ex-husband, tennis pro John McEnroe.

After the collapse of her marriage and with no real family to turn to, Tatum succumbed to the demons of her past that would nearly kill her. Now she has emerged clean and sober, rediscovering herself as an actress, mother, and wonderfully vibrant woman in what she considers the prime of her life.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 7.96 × 5.3 × 0.81 in

Published: September 22, 2005

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060751029

ISBN - 13: 9780060751029

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a Waste of Paper! I feel sorry for the trees that gave up their lives for the drivel of this book. It's probably one of the worst biographies I've ever read. Talk about a self-centred, egotistical, spoiled brat who spent too much time blaming others for her problems. I feel sorry for her family - especially her children. What a waste of an afternoon reading this book - I wish I could give it a negative rating.
Date published: 2006-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Surprisingly Revealing!" This was a fascinating look into the lives of Celebrities, as seen through, the eyes of children. Tatum O 'Neal, and her brothers certainly had a destructive upbringing, surrounded by alcoholics, drug addicts, and abusers. It's amazing what power is possessed by 'the celebrity' and how it can allow them to abuse their children, and those around them. I admire Ms. O'Neal, for overcoming the many heartbreaking obstacles she had to face, growing up. Very entertaining and easy to read.
Date published: 2006-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Stunning Look at a Hollywood Kid I thoroughly enjoyed the look into the life of Tatum. I went into this book with a one sided view of her and came out with a whole new respect for her. I do not feel that she held back when opening her wounds to the world, this made the book that more interesting. It is refreshing when someone can open themselves up to all the scrutiny and backlash that is going to come. I hope it was a release that Tatum needed.
Date published: 2005-01-12

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A Paper Life

by Tatum O'Neal

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 7.96 × 5.3 × 0.81 in

Published: September 22, 2005

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060751029

ISBN - 13: 9780060751029

About the Book

The sensational memoir by one of Hollywood's most talented and turbulent leading ladies--filled with stunning revelations--is an inspirational true tale of survival and triumph against all odds. Photos.

From the Publisher

A real Hollywood-style tell-all, this is the extremely candid and highly explosive autobiography of one of the movie industry's most talented and troubled young stars.

At age ten, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history for her performance in the film classic Paper Moon. As the sidekick to her father, the flamboyant star and man-about-town Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities ranging from Cher to Stanley Kubrick among her childhood friends.

Yet behind the glittering façade of Tatum's life lay heartbreak: abandonment, abuse, neglect, and drug addiction. She reveals the most intimate secrets of her dysfunctional relationships with her father, Ryan O'Neal, and stepmother, Farrah Fawcett, as well as her alcoholic mother, Joanna Moore, and ex-husband, tennis pro John McEnroe.

After the collapse of her marriage and with no real family to turn to, Tatum succumbed to the demons of her past that would nearly kill her. Now she has emerged clean and sober, rediscovering herself as an actress, mother, and wonderfully vibrant woman in what she considers the prime of her life.

About the Author

The youngest actress ever to win an Academy Award®, Tatum O?Neal has been a public figure for the past three decades. An actress, author, and mother, she makes her home in Los Angeles, California.

Editorial Reviews

"Forget ‘Mommie Dearest;’...it looks as if Tatum O’Neal’s A PAPER LIFE...might be the new classic. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
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