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

Reviews In Pieces

  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Michael
    I have beee 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    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...Now This is Her Time... Breaking It All Down ... In Pieces-S...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
    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...
  • 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.
  • Jeri Walker
    This is an autobiography rather than a memoir as it runs the full gamut of the author's life. As such, it's a bit uneven in that a lot of her career is glossed over. A good deal of time is given to her relationship with her mother and the sexual abuse Field endured at the hands of her creepy stepfather. The ways that families don't talk about things never ceases to amaze me, and Field does the topic justice in its exploration. Given that Burt Rey...
  • Sara
    Very well done memoir. A troubling, abusive childhood leading to continual self-doubt, finding herself through acting. A lot about work, process, and yes, relationships (her account confirms my hunch that Burt Reynolds was a controlling ass). The process and work is the part that resonates most.
  • Jennifer
    I liked the whole book, but some parts were incredibly moving.
  • 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.
  • Anthea
    So moving, such beautiful writing.
  • Tina Panik
    This is, as the title indicates, full of pieces of Sally Field. The pieces, and the writing, don’t quite come together, and both lack the emotional impact that her acting offers.
  • Nancy
    A brilliant moving memoir.There is something powerful in opening up and showing yourself, famous or not. Sally's life struggles and triumphs are each woman trying to find who she is.
  • Sonya
    Review to come.
  • Laurie Bartolomucci Hill
    I’ve always loved Sallie Field since the Flying Nun. Like most of us, she didn’t go through life so easily and she doesn’t hold back here telling you that. She gave us all so much from the Flying Nun to Mary Todd in Lincoln. She’s learned to love herself more, but still grimaces at playing The Flying Nun! My friends and I LOVED that show! I loved her sweet character so much that I thought I might become a Nun. Lol. I wish she could see th...
  • Lori
    I have always been a fan of Sally Field. Way back when I was still a child I liked watching her tv shows. Gidget and also The Flying Nun. She went on the success in movies and some tv movies. She writes of her tough childhood when her mother divorced her father and married an abusive man named Jock Mahoney. this man abused Sally in many ways she is now writing about in this book. She writes of the tv shows she was in as a teenager and young in he...
  • Jeaninne Escallier Kato
    When a book leaves me stunned into silence with tears running down my face, I know I have read something important. Sally Field's "In Pieces" touched every emotion that runs the human continuum of life. I didn't have to experience any of Sally's childhood trauma to be able to feel her pain; I was supporting her and hugging her in my heart with every word. Likewise, for every one of her triumphs, I was cheering her on. She celebrates being a woman...
  • Stacy
    This painfully honest self-examination doesn’t dish the dirt about anyone else; all the secrets exposed are a function of Sally Field’s story. She is a great writer and unflinchingly shares some pretty private and sometimes ugly stuff from her life. A brave share that one hopes she benefited from as much as her audience.
  • Kelly 💜☕️
    Such a powerful celebrity memoir... I listened to audio narrated by Sally herself and oh so well done. I only know her from movies, so it was fun to hear how she started as Gidget and The Flying Nun, both roles she didn’t love. Trigger warning for sexual abuse. Parts were hard to hear, but I can’t even imagine living it. Sally made herself so vulnerable by sharing her life story. Thanks to San Diego County Library for the digital audio versio...
  • Brenda
    Audible version. I love listening to memoirs narrated by the author. She lays her life bare here.