Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Then Again

Yes, I had a "driveway moment" listening to this NPR interview with Diane Keaton about her new book, Then Again. Today is its release date, so you can order it at Amazon. It's a memoir about her life with her mother, who kept journals and supported her children in their artistic aspirations.

I had forgotten that Diane Keaton's real last name is Hall and learned that she was known as "Dianie" growing up. Hence, Annie Hall, the role in the film that made her so famous!

What a sweet book this sounds like, a way to capture her mother's life, lost gradually to Alzheimer's and finally to death, but not lost at all. And Diane Keaton sounds as charming as ever!

8 comments:

Sandy Longhorn said...

Diane Keaton is my muse. Love everything about her. Thanks for the note about the book, of which I was unaware. :)

risaden said...

The story I've heard about the film title is that it was a personification for anhedonia. But who knows?

Jayne said...

Love that woman--that's a book I'm going to get.
I have lots of NPR driveway moments, especially when Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! is on. ;)

Collagemama said...

How did I miss this in all the book reviews? Sounds interesting. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I never knew that about her name and Annie Hall. I guess Keaton is more interesting than Hall, evoking Buster Keaton, too. I like her a lot. She's a lovely person.
sarah

Hannah Stephenson said...

She IS charming. I saw an e-newsletter from the Hammer museum in LA today that she'll be speaking soon---if I were there, I'd definitely go see her!

Robert Mc said...

I got to hear her speak very movingly about her book at the American Booksellers Association convention, and so feel honor-bound to point out that this fine title is available not just at Amazon, but via an independent bookseller either online or in the physical world. :)

Kathleen said...

Oh, yes! Buy it at an independent bookseller if you can!