Book Reviews of My Mother's Keeper

My Mother's Keeper
My Mother's Keeper
Author: B. D. Hyman, Barbara Davis
ISBN-13: 9780425087770
ISBN-10: 0425087778
Publication Date: 5/1/1986
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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Written by Betty Davis' daughter. Eye opening.
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The life of Bette Davis through the eyes of her daughter. Rather interesting.
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A friend gave me this book. I started reading it one night when I couldn't sleep, and before I knew it I was half way through it. My Mother's Keeper was simply fascinating. Reading about BD's travels and adventures was interesting in itself (she did more by the time she was 16 than most people do in their entire lives), but the startling revelations about Bette Davis' mental disorder and its effects on her family made this a book you couldn't put down. The frank portrayal of Davis' bizarre behavior created a dark, tense mood, kind of like watching a horror movie. I always thought I had a bad childhood (probably a lot of people do) but I really feel for BD and what she had to endure.
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Harrowing and sad story.
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A lot like mother dearest except it's about Bette Davis and her daughter.
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Fascinating look at Bette Davis through eyes of her daughter who managed to paint her as a manipulative, dependent and abusive alcoholic. Truth or not, very trashy but fun read.
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boring in a way. It was as if the author was "out to get her mother," Bette Davis"~ (at books end Miss Davis was still living}. Still interesting enough that I did read it until the end. The author reminds me of a rich little brat , "mad at Mother".
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This is an amazing book! B. D. Hyman took a lot of flak for exposing the crazy behavior of her mother, Bette Davis, but it served a purpose: a medium to make her mother take notice of how she hurt the family. This book is similar to Mommie Dearest, except for the fact that Bette Davis did not inflict physical abuse upon her children. Well-written book, interesting look back at Hollywood stardom.