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A Paper Life (Audio CD) (Abridged)
A Paper Life - Audio CD - Abridged
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'...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060741914
ISBN-10: 0060741910
Publication Date: 10/1/2004
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio CD
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cheermom140 avatar reviewed A Paper Life (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 85 more book reviews
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Listened to this abridged version of A Paper Life by Tatum O'Neal. She is both annoying and sympathetic. She discussses her very difficult childhood (Ryan O'Neal is a pyschopathic rage-aholic); her mother is an alcoholic and drug addict and her ex-husband, John McEnroe is a controlling bully. Her father was very jealous of her Academy Award and made her life basically a living hell. At the age of 14, Tatum was traveling to Europe by herself - no school - doing drugs, having sex - no discipline whatsoever. Her family may be the most dysfunctional family I've ever read about.

However, while you do feel sympathy for, she also is not very likeable. She whines constantly about her life and while she does own up to her very horrible drug addiction, you feel that she may start to shoot heroin again any day.

I think that listening to the abridged version of this book cuts out too much information. I'd suggest reading it or looking for the unabridged recording.
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Tatum does not hide the truth as to her drug abuse and family abuse as she grows up.


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