My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

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Product Details
Price
$37.00
Publisher
Hachette Books
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781401324360

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About the Author
Sissy Spacek was raised in Quitman, Texas, the daughter of an agriculturalist and a homemaker. From her Oscar-nominated performance in Carrie, based on Stephen King's book, to her Academy-Award-winning portrayal of country singer Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter, in which she sang all of Lynn's songs and earned a Grammy nomination, her acclaimed guest role on HBO's Big Love, and her uproarious turn in The Help, she has enjoyed an enduring career in movies and television. She lives in Virginia with her husband, the production designer Jack Fisk, six dogs, and one cat who thinks he's a dog.
Reviews
"My Extraordinary Ordinary Life is the book version of Sissy: warm, heartfelt, and very real. Perhaps most remarkable is that Sissy's life--from the ordinary experiences of growing up in and raising a close-knit family to the extraordinary thrills of starring in some of the most iconic roles in Hollywood--unfolds as gracefully on the page as it does on the big screen and, as all of her readers will soon learn, in everyday life."--Kathryn Stockett, New York Times bestselling author of The Help
"My Extraordinary Ordinary Life describes a remarkable woman's journey from a baton-twirling East Texas gal to an Academy-Award winning star. Sissy Spacek tells her story with warmth and grace, never straying far from the small-town roots that shaped her."--Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses
"[A] warm narrative Like a folk song, Spacek's storytelling is tender and unhurried."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Sissy Spacek writes with the same bright animation and verve as she has lived her, indeed, extraordinary life."--Sally Mann, artist and writer
"I took this book to heart, for in the end, there is no more devoted friend, no more faithful friend than Memory, a friend who commands you to interrogate and lay bare the sweetness and its opposite, of your everyday existence, the unexpected turns of it, the mystery of your origins. My Extraordinary Ordinary Life is not only a splendid example of that, but it reminds us of Sissy Spacek's true voice, a voice that we first come to know in a uniquely American way, through a character in a movie. But the soul of this dear book is not a fiction, it is shaped and infused with truth and love."--Jamaica Kincaid, award-winning author