More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood

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6.1 X 8.9 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Natasha Gregson Wagner has acted in such films as Another Day in Paradise, High Fidelity, Two Girls and a Guy, and David Lynch's Lost Highway, and in the television shows Ally McBeal, House MD, and Chicago Hope. In 2016, she coauthored a coffee table book titled Natalie Wood: Reflections of a Legendary Life. She is one of the producers of the HBO documentary of her mother's life: Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind. Wagner lives in Los Angeles with her family.


"In More Than Love, Natasha Gregson Wagner brings to life her extraordinarily talented and devoted movie-star mother, Natalie Wood, their magical life before Natalie's tragic drowning when Natasha was eleven, and Natasha's struggle to grow up after. The book is moving, powerful, and so honest. Natasha Gregson Wagner is a bright life force as was her mother."
--Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa

"In this wrenching memoir, Natasha Gregson Wagner conjures in precise, dreamlike detail the idyllic, protected childhood that her mother, Natalie Wood, created for her--a menagerie of animals and friends, a garden always in bloom, laughter on the telephone, bubbles in the bath--and how that dream that morphed into a cold-sweat nightmare with Wood's sudden death. After Wood dies, eleven-year-old Natasha's world goes grey, like Oz in reverse. Writing from inside an experience long crystallized as Hollywood lore and sometimes as Hollywood scandal, Wagner deftly redirects us to the true mystery, that of the deep and enduring bond she shares with her namesake."
--Dana Goodyear, author of The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard, Honey and Junk, and Anything That Moves

"A mother's death is a loss that changes a daughter forever. In More Than Love, Natasha Gregson Wagner shows us how it's possible to carry memories forward with compassion and grace. Her book is a beautiful testimony to the enduring nature of a mother's love."
--Hope Edelman, author of Motherless Daughters
"[An] eloquent debut... it is Wagner's sensitive, probing depiction of how she coped without Wood that makes for the most compelling reading in a book that celebrates both a brilliant actress and a bygone film era. An intimate and heartfelt memoir."

"[V]ivid and heartbreaking... fascinating... [a] personal account that fans of old Hollywood will savor."
--Booklist, starred