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A Paper Life
A Paper Life
Author: Tatum O'Neal
At age ten, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar® winner in history for her performance in the film classic Paper Moon.As the sidekick to her father, Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities among her childhood friends. But behind the glittering facade of Tatum's life lay h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060751029
ISBN-10: 0060751029
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
This gal has had a rough life as a child, as an actress, as a daughter, as a wife, I am so glad she is now finally, whewwwwwww, able to have some enjoyment in her life. From her narcissistic non mother, and her eqotistical, violent, wife and girlfriend beating father, Ryan O'Neal, to the people he let abuse her and violate her, to constantly degrading her humanness and accomplishment. To her a*****hole husband, McEnroe, whom we all know what he's like. This woman needs a break. She may have had her digs in, but that's only because she was forced into actions in order to survive amongst the giants of humans in the Hollywood scenes and the 60's and the 70's and the pre-protection of children laws. Hooooooraahhhh for you Tatum. Good autobiography, she's brutally honest with herself and others. A very good read. I didn't put it down but once since I started reading it, and I'm not into bios.
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Helpful Score: 5
What a tortured life she led, how bizarre a childhood... who would have thought that the "poor little rich girl" would have struggled so hard. A great read that also makes you madas hell at her parents.
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Helpful Score: 4
great, but sad book. makes you very sad for the little girl who grew up with a violent idiot for a father and then went off and married the same kind of man
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Helpful Score: 2
I liked the honesty of this book. I think Tatum definately has some issues but she has taken responsibility for some of it.
Enjoyable and interesting read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a really good book. I enjoyed every minute of it. It's one of those books that you can hardly put down. I read it in one day! I would recommend it to anyone who likes autobiographies.
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Just awesome. Quite shocking account of Tatum O'Neal's "paper" life. Her comments about her father, Ryan O'Neal are quite disturbing!