From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again: a heartfelt memoir about her relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take.
Personally signed by Diane Keaton directly into the book
Knopf (February 4, 2020). "Brother & Sister: A Memoir" by Diane Keaton. Special Collector's Edition. Personally signed by Diane Keaton directly into the book. Slipcased Signed First Edition with COA, Certificate of Authenticity. 176 pages. Archival sleeve protection. As New without any discernible flaws. Sealed.
Diane Keaton is one of the most popular actresses of the 1970s and 1980s, as she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.
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About Brother & Sister
When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions: they shared stories at night in their bunk beds; they swam, laughed, dressed up for Halloween. Their mother captured their American-dream childhoods in her diaries, and on camera. But as they grew up, Randy became troubled, then reclusive. By the time he reached adulthood, he was divorced, an alcoholic, a man who couldn’t hold on to full-time work—his life a world away from his sister’s, and from the rest of their family.
Now Diane is delving into the nuances of their shared, and separate, pasts to confront the difficult question of why and how Randy ended up living his life on “the other side of normal.” In beautiful and fearless prose that’s intertwined with photographs, journal entries, letters, and poetry—many of them Randy’s own writing and art—this insightful memoir contemplates the inner workings of a family, the ties that hold it together, and the special bond between siblings even when they are pulled far apart. Here is a story about love and responsibility: about how, when we choose to reach out to the people we feel closest to—in moments of difficulty and loss—surprising things can happen. A story with universal echoes, Brother & Sister will speak across generations to families whose lives have been touched by the fragility and “otherness” of loved ones—and to brothers and sisters everywhere.
“A resonant family memoir—a slim but weighty book. Keaton focuses on her complex relationship with her younger brother, whose escalating instability—vividly described—affected Keaton, her parents, and her two sisters. The author, who became the ‘family documentarian’ after her mother’s death, utilizes family letters and journals to enhance the narrative . . . Keaton talks about the complexities of loving a brother she never quite knew; of watching him become consumed by alcohol and then ‘falling into the process of dying’; and of wishing she had done more to help him . . . A haunting meditation on mortality, sibling love, mental illness, and regret.”
“Poignant . . an addition to Keaton’s two previous works of memoir [in which] she strives to understand her troubled younger brother, Randy Hall. She recalls the pair at 5 and 3, sharing a bedroom; in the second part of the book she depicts the siblings sitting quietly, as Keaton holds her ailing brother’s hand. In between these moments of intimacy, Keaton admits to long periods of estrangement from Randy, who ‘took failure and wore it the way Hester Prynne wore her scarlet letter,’ spending an isolated life writing, collaging, drinking, and existing by grace of the support—financial and otherwise—of his parents and sisters . . . Keaton thoughtfully wrestles with her conscience while attempting to assemble a clearer picture of her brother's nature. She sheds her whimsical persona to explore difficult burdens, which those with an unstable sibling will recognize.”