The Unruly Life of Woody Allen: A Biography

By Marion Meade
Read by Mary Woods

15.58 Hours 09/01/2000 unabridged
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After forty years in the spotlight as comedian, author, director, and professional neurotic, Woody Allen is a living legend. To fans, his films have always represented a sort of ongoing autobiography. This is the first uncensored biography to investigate one of our era’s most celebrated, distinctive, and confounding filmmakers. For over three decades, the creator of films such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Deconstructing Harry successfully maintained his privacy while sustaining his comic public persona based on that private self. Not until his scandalous relationship with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, did Allen’s precarious balancing act of self and celebrity collapse in public view. Based on exclusive interviews, this sensitive yet rigorous biography reveals the personal side of a talented artist and troubled man.

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Summary

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After forty years in the spotlight as comedian, author, director, and professional neurotic, Woody Allen is a living legend. To fans, his films have always represented a sort of ongoing autobiography. This is the first uncensored biography to investigate one of our era’s most celebrated, distinctive, and confounding filmmakers.

For over three decades, the creator of films such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Deconstructing Harry successfully maintained his privacy while sustaining his comic public persona based on that private self. Not until his scandalous relationship with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, did Allen’s precarious balancing act of self and celebrity collapse in public view. Based on exclusive interviews, this sensitive yet rigorous biography reveals the personal side of a talented artist and troubled man.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] psychologically nuanced, tough-minded portrait.” Publishers Weekly
“This is the complete Woody Allen—perhaps more than you wanted to know—a portrait of a complex, unfathomable human being who holds a high place in the entertainment industry.” AudioFile
“Woods, a trained reader, has a light, often lilting voice. She treats an incredible string of peccadilloes, successes, and aberrations with an evenhanded bemusement.” Kliatt
“This biography rolls at a great pace and keeps listeners’ attention for the full fifteen hours of its production.” Audiobookstoday.com

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Author Bio: Marion Meade

Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Madame Blavatsky, and Victoria Woodhull, as well as two novels about medieval France. She lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 15.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English