In Pieces by Sally Field

In Pieces

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words--about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five...

Details In Pieces

TitleIn Pieces
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Biography, Biography Memoir, Audiobook, Adult, Womens, Contemporary, Sociology, Abuse

Reviews In Pieces

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    5 stars! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ This was unexpected. I thought I “knew” Sally Field from her movies, but it turns out she has a far-reaching, honest story to tell, and I took my time with it- some parts difficult, but all of it memorable. Sally Field…My first introduction being either Steel Magnolias or Forrest Gump? I had heard of Gidget, the happy-go-lucky, girl-next-door, cute, charming, all smiles. Sally Field has a story to tell. It took ...
  • Elyse Walters
    I grew up watching Sally field along with many other people in my age group. I liked her the same way many others did. While visiting my mom in Arizona,she and her neighbor were both talking about Sally. I was pretty surprised to hear them call her a “cold fish”. Sally Field, was myMother’s neighbor in their small private golf community at that time. I had met Sally once - years prior when I was a young teen, in Oakland, California. She was...
  • Cheri
    ”I wait for my mother to haunt me as she promised she would; long to wake in the night with the familiar sight of her sitting at the end of my bed, to talk to her one more time, to feel that all the pieces have been put into place, the puzzle is solved, and I can rest.” Margaret Morlan, Sally Field’s mother, was discovered by a talent scout sitting in the audience at a Pasadena Playhouse, and she almost instantly had an acting career. She w...
  • Lisa
    An astounding revelation of a life in pieces by an Academy Award winning American icon.SUMMARYAcademy Award winning actress Sally Field, tells her story about a challenging and lonely childhood, the career that helped her find her voice, and her journey as an actress, daughter and a mother. She has captivated the nation for more than five decades beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From her early roles as Gidget, and The Fly...
  • Mel
    Anytime an author writes their story I want to hear them tell it to me if it's an option. Void of gestures, eye movements, and other body language components, it's the voice that often gives the color of the story that you don't see in black and white text or hear from a narrator interpreting another's story. A trained actress on the level of Field could probably convince us the sky is really falling, but Voice and all of its inflections can muti...
  • Martie Nees Record
    Genre: AutobiographyPublisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.Pub. Date: September 18, 2018If booksellers need to call this autobiography a memoir for sales purposes then it should be labeled a literary memoir. The first thing the reader needs to know is that this is not a kiss-and-tell book. If that is what you are looking for, search somewhere else. I’m sure there are a few promiscuous celebs out there with juicy memoirs currently on the bestseller li...
  • Myrna
    This is a linear memoir but the majority focuses on her early years. After talking about the film Norma Rae she speeds right through the rest of the years. Maybe she only shared the “pieces” she says had the greatest impact on the woman she is today. I’m not sure. Also, in this memoir, you will not find the perky Sally she’s personified but more of a people pleaser but not a total push over with some deeeeeep revelations. After listening ...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    2018 Best Memoir & AutobiographySemifinal Round Nominees Sally Field has been in my life from the beginning. She was the cute Gidget...The Unbelievable Flying Nun... The woman in Smokey and the Bandit...She broke her typecasting with Stay Hungry...And then she Leaped to the Next Level with Norma Rae...Causing the Oscar Moment none of us will ever forget..."You Like me, You Really Like Me..."And We Loved her, We Really Have for So Many Years...No...
  • Michael
    I have been a huge fan of Sally field for a number of reasons: Versatile as an actress, as a kind individual and the roles she played has sparked a great interest in me. My favorite movie is Ms Doubtfire,she plays the dutiful wife that is stuck in a marriage that is not going anywhere..Then she hires a 'nanny' to care of her life but there is more to the story that I don't want to spoil for the people who have not watched it. It is something abou...
  • Laura
    What a beautiful and brave human being Sally Field is. In this book she reveals painful and honest truths of her past and how they laid the foundation for the person she is today.The audiobook is read by the author, which makes the book so much more personable and compelling. Highly recommended!
  • Gary
    I saw Sally in person and have a signed first edition copy of her book. I read it nonstop for two days , savoring it. Very well written, heartfelt. It read like a novel...and I really enjoyed it. A very honest account of her life and her acting career. I highly recommend this one.I just watched Maniac, on NETFLIX, that she stars in. Quite good!
  • Carole P. Roman
    Raw and gritty, this is an insider's look to a dysfunctional Hollywood family. Not what I was expecting, Sally Field draws back a curtain and vividly exposes her hard-scrabble childhood with an abusive step-father and an emotionally absent (perhaps drunk) mother. Through the carnage, she stumbles into her acting career in a haze of drugs and emotional eating, marries her childhood sweetheart and survives by enabling gross bad behavior from everyo...
  • Nancee
    I like Sally Field. I really like her.Unfortunately, I did not like her memoir. I found it slow moving and dull. Ultimately, it was the story of her relationship with her mother through the years. And it felt like it took years to read about it. Sorry Sal.
  • Priscilla
    I received an advance copy of selections from this forthcoming book. It was about 50 pages long. This memoir focuses a lot on the relationship Sally had with her mom and the challenge to express herself during the early years of her career. This sneak peek left me wanting more. The hardcover comes out in September, and I’m definitely getting a copy!!
  • Alan
    Advanced sample copy from her appearance at the ALA Annual in NOLA.The writing, taken from journals, is personal, funny, moving, and leaves me wanting to read more.
  • Ellie
    Sally Field is a brilliant actress so naturally I was curious about her memoir. It was not quite what I expected. The trauma-filled childhood still lit by love is the foundation of the book. But it is her professional years that caught my attention. Her move from Gidget and the Flying Nun to Sybil: from as lightweight as imaginable to searingly dramatic.Field details her work with the Actors Studio. She shares her deep commitment to acting as an ...
  • Stan Baginski
    You're only as sick as the secrets that you keep.Wow! I actually read this engaging, honest and illuminating memoir in one sitting. The brutal honesty and objectivity that Ms Field displays in openly discovering and relating her life-long battle with self-esteem and why she's the person that she is is refreshing and helped me to see some of the same traps I've also fallen into in my own life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has come fr...
  • Tammy
    In Pieces by Sally Field is an intimate look behind the scenes of her life and career. I'm a huge fan and loved reading about her life. From an absent father, an alcoholic mother and an abusive stepfather through her adult relationships with the men in her life to her career and realizing her worth as an actor, woman and mother. I loved the writing and heard her voice in my head as I was reading. A must read!
  • Angela
    Completely brutal! Sally Field is one of my top favorite actresses and I had no idea how wounded of a person she was/is. It’s hard for me to comprehend how long it takes her to start putting all the “pieces” of herself together and she seems to use writing this book as part of her process.
  • Lisa
    I love her as an actress but there seems to be big chunks of her life here she could have focused more on. There was only a passing mention of Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire and Forrest Gump.
  • S Suzanne
    I listened to the audiobook of this, and was impressed. She did not use a ghostwriter, and I think she worked hard to capture her truth. She conveyed the creeping horror of childhood abuse, and the bumpy ascent to awareness of her talent and goals. She pushed hard against patriarchal constraints (and her own fractured/emotionally damaged self) to fully develop her talent.Even as we are awash in stories of abuse in Hollywood, hearing detailed trut...
    Sally Field's "In Pieces" is not a run-of-the-mill celebrity memoir. The two-time Academy Award winning actress does cover expected territory, discussing how she got her first break in show business, took less than scintillating parts in order to become known, and as so many actors do, struggled with feelings of insecurity. However, she goes far deeper in this candid and wrenching book, furnishing disturbing details about her dysfunctional childh...
  • sharon pulver
    I couldn't put this book down. She unflinching put her life under the microscope and let me peer in. I learned things about myself through her lens. I admire her more than ever. I'm not sure how she was able to so critically examine her life and describe the pieces. All I know is that it resonated with me.I couldn't put this book down. She unflinching put her life under a microscope and let me peer in. Thank you!
  • Tim Pinckney
    This book was a surprise to me. Not at all a "Hollywood biography" - it's not dishy or salacious. It is a heartfelt, funny, whip smart look at an artist's life; her family - her Mother in particular - and the development of her craft. She pulls no punches, harder on herself than anyone else featured. She writes in a warm, conversational style that kept me turning pages. It should also be said that she writes beautifully.
  • Lynn
    Extraordinary audiobook read by its author Sally Field. Sally Field has lived an exceptional life and her honesty in telling it makes it a great listen. Sally couches her life by using her mother's life from her beginning to her death during the filming of Lincoln. It includes her famous stepfather, Jock Mahoney, who sexually abused her, Gidget, her first professional acting job, The Flying Nun, which embarrassed her but made her a star and Burt ...
  • Jay Dwight
    Quite a different autobiography. Really enjoyed the read, for it is clear the lady can write. Whilst many autobiographies are very externally driven - telling the reader about the acts and deeds of their life - this is far more introspective. Sally is trying to understand the "why" questions surrounding her actions, and thus this feels much more personal than many in this genre. Sally's early life is covered in more detail than the latter years, ...
  • Melissa Shirey
    So open and honest it can be painfulBreathtaking in so many ways. Beautifully written as if in a trance with you in it as well. I think the early years were filled in but I also feel there was much more to tell that pushed away once the Burt piece hit. I'm hoping a follow up can happen as she continues her journey. Hauntingly beautiful.
  • Laurel-Rain
    One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infec-tious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling com-plexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artist...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    4.5 STARS - With In Pieces, Sally Field has written a soul-bearing, engaging and heartfelt memoir as she recounts her tumultuous childhood, quick rise to fame as a teenager, her rocky love life and her struggle to be seen as a serious actor. She is brutally honest about her childhood as well as her struggle to find her own voice and her complicated relationships as a daughter, wife and mother. Some of these experiences are hard to read and some w...
  • Jennifer
    I liked the whole book, but some parts were incredibly moving.