Dying of Politeness: A Memoir
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About the Author
Geena Davis is one of Hollywood's most respected actors, having appeared in several roles that became cultural landmarks, such as Thelma in Thelma & Louise, Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own, and Mackenzie Allen in Commander in Chief. She is also a two-time Academy Award winner, world-class archer, and is now recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls, as Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
"Academy Award winner Davis makes an engaging literary debut with a candid, appealing memoir recounting her evolution from self-effacing young woman to feisty activist ... An entertaining and ebullient memoir." -- Kirkus Reviews
"With saucy self-deprecation, robust glee, and touch of goofiness, Davis recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her award-winning film and TV career with a dishiness that only thinly veils the underlying message of empowerment and commitment that enabled her own journey to women's advocacy for gender equality and opportunity off- and on screen . . . . Davis' memoir will be hot, given its dual draw of Hollywood tales and urgently needed gender-rights advocacy." -- Booklist