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This N' That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz

This N' That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz

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This N' That by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz is a 207-page hardcover published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1987.  The dust jacket has some rubbing and some staining on the inside bottom part of the spine, not visible when on the book, and there is some light tanning to the inside of the dust jacket.  The maroon and tan colored hardcover with gilt lettering on the spine and the author's signature in gilt on the cover.  The cover and inside are in very good condition.

Book Summary

This N' That is by a super actress and an extraordinary human being.  It is full of fabulous anecdotes as well as opinions pro and con on a wide range of subjects.  A woman of strong appetites and opinions, Miss David minces no words.  In frank, no-nonsense terms she talks about her stroke and mastectomy and inspires us with the story of her complete recovery--a lively and encouraging account shot through with the star's unique blend of spunk and wit. 

Bette Davis is famous for being as unsparing of herself as she is of others.  Among the "others" in this book are the President of the United States, who was a contract player at Warner Bros. when she was; Joan Crawford, her costar in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?; Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Helen Hayes, Bette's costar in her first film after her illness, Murder with Mirrors

This is a unique and controversial book by one of the most incandescent and unconventional acting talents of all times, as magnetic and supremely colorful as the lady herself.  "If everyone likes you, you're doing your job wrong," Miss David declares.  And when asked if she is a "liberated" woman, she answers, "I was born liberated."  This book bears her out.

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