Book Reviews of Call Me Anna : The Autobiography of Patty Duke

Call Me Anna : The Autobiography of Patty Duke
Call Me Anna The Autobiography of Patty Duke
Author: Patty Duke
ISBN-13: 9780553052091
ISBN-10: 0553052098
Publication Date: 7/1/1987
Pages: 298
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
There is value in reading this book even if you care nothing about bipolar conditions, Patty Duke puts all her cards out on the table, and the result is more than just a medical textbook. It is, among other things, the inside story of the most remarkable child actress of her day, and of a strange career that included Broadway stardom and the Academy Award for "The Miracle Worker", as well as the punishing, grueling TV treadmill called THE Patty Duke Show, in which she played two lookalike cousins with such consummate verve that many children who watched the show thought there were actually two different actresses playing the parts.

Indeed it's a book that has everything, including the details of her feud with Lucille Ball and her days counting her fingers to figure out if John Astin or Desi Jr was the father of her baby.

Her star has sunk in later years but she remains one of the highly regarded acting personalities of our time.
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Helpful Score: 4
I have read this book years ago. And now the manic stages Patty Duke went through, they are finding out are Bi-Polar Disorders. There are many spectrums of this disorder. I highly recommend this book, if you suspect you or someone you know may have this. But also, I recommend the book for itself. This lady has gone through alot of trauma. Gives you a whole new perspective on her. You won't be disappointed.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great insight into mental illness and solidation as a young child for the sake of stardom. She has really had a hard life but finally got the help she needed. Very informative.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this the year it came out since I've always been a huge Patty Duke fan. It brings to light the tragic childhood she was forced to live, not only as an actress but the control that she faced daily from those who were meant to "protect" her and nurture her. It's amazing she was able to live through the horrors she endured and become the wonderful lady she is today.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to hear in Patty's own words what her life was like from the beginning of her career until she completed this autobiography. I gave it 4 STARS!
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Helpful Score: 1
Well written, insightful. If you're a fan, you'll enjoy getting to know this woman.
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This book was interesting, particularly about her troubles with bi-polar disease and her disfunctional childhood. It's amazing anyone can come out the other side with any sense of self and normalcy.
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Very good book about the author's life and the things she endured.
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This was an interesting and honest book and i enjoyed learning more about Patty Duke's personal life. I found her personality and attitude very typical of "Hollywood" but still a good read if you want to know more about her, especially how she got into show business and her childhood.
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wonderful read! my 2nd time around after many years. :)
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Very revealing book into the life of this wonderful actress
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I thought the book was very interesting