Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg audiobook

Kate Remembered

By A. Scott Berg
Read by Tony Goldwyn

Blackstone Publishing
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $34.95

    ISBN: 9781538541722

For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century—reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon of the modern American woman. She also remained one of the most private of all the public figures of her time. In 1983—at the age of seventy-five, her career cresting—the four-time Academy Award winner opened the door to biographer A. Scott Berg—then thirty-three—and began a special friendship, one that endured to the end of her illustrious life. From the start, Scott Berg felt that Katharine Hepburn intended his role to be not just that of a friend but also of a chronicler, a confidant who might record for posterity her thoughts and feelings. Over the next twenty years, Kate used their many hours together to reveal all that came to mind, often reflecting on the people and episodes of her past, occasionally on the meaning of life. Here are the stories from those countless intimate conversations, and much more. In addition to recording heretofore untold biographical details of her entire phenomenal career and her famous relationships with such men as Spencer Tracy and Howard Hughes, Kate Remembered also tells the amusing, often emotional story of one of the most touching friendships in her final years. Scott Berg provides his own memories of Katharine Hepburn offstage—quiet dinners in her town house in New York City, winter swims (she swam, he watched) in the Long Island Sound at Fenwick, her home in Connecticut, weekend visits with family members and dear friends … even some unusual appearances by the likes of Michael Jackson and Warren Beatty. Finally, Kate Remembered discusses the legendary actress’ moving farewell, during which her mighty personality surrendered at last to her failing body—all the while remaining true to her courageous character. Kate Remembered is a book about love and friendship, family and career, Hollywood and Broadway—all punctuated by unforgettable lessons from an extraordinary life.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century—reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon of the modern American woman. She also remained one of the most private of all the public figures of her time.

In 1983—at the age of seventy-five, her career cresting—the four-time Academy Award winner opened the door to biographer A. Scott Berg—then thirty-three—and began a special friendship, one that endured to the end of her illustrious life.

From the start, Scott Berg felt that Katharine Hepburn intended his role to be not just that of a friend but also of a chronicler, a confidant who might record for posterity her thoughts and feelings. Over the next twenty years, Kate used their many hours together to reveal all that came to mind, often reflecting on the people and episodes of her past, occasionally on the meaning of life.

Here are the stories from those countless intimate conversations, and much more. In addition to recording heretofore untold biographical details of her entire phenomenal career and her famous relationships with such men as Spencer Tracy and Howard Hughes, Kate Remembered also tells the amusing, often emotional story of one of the most touching friendships in her final years. Scott Berg provides his own memories of Katharine Hepburn offstage—quiet dinners in her town house in New York City, winter swims (she swam, he watched) in the Long Island Sound at Fenwick, her home in Connecticut, weekend visits with family members and dear friends … even some unusual appearances by the likes of Michael Jackson and Warren Beatty. Finally, Kate Remembered discusses the legendary actress’ moving farewell, during which her mighty personality surrendered at last to her failing body—all the while remaining true to her courageous character.

Kate Remembered is a book about love and friendship, family and career, Hollywood and Broadway—all punctuated by unforgettable lessons from an extraordinary life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A remarkable job” Booklist (starred review)
“Berg is true to his subject and lets her voice come through in every quote.” Publishers Weekly
“The life of the late, great Katharine Hepburn has been accurately and thoroughly preserved in print by her friend Berg…Masterfully read by actor/director Tony Goldwyn, the audio version gives an entirely new dimension to Berg’s already visual narrative. His interpretation of Hepburn’s trademark voice is endearing and adds depth to the clean and flowing production.” Library Journal, audio review
“A worthy look at a candid Kate.” People
“[An] unusual and unusually fitting ‘account’…of a life lived outside the usual.” Entertainment Weekly
“The central virtue of Kate Remembered is the author’s generosity with his insider’s privileges.” Washington Post Book World

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Author Bio: A. Scott Berg

Author Bio: A. Scott Berg

Andrew Scott Berg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, he expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a full-length biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, which won a National Book Award. His third book, a highly anticipated biography of aviator Charles Lindbergh, was published in 1998 and became a New York Times bestseller, and won the Pulitzer Prize for a biography.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English