The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente)

The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente)

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Emmy Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley's candid and audacious memoir about her life and the men she has shared it with--for better and for worse.

John Travolta.

Parker Stevenson.

Ted Danson.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Kelsey Grammer.

Patrick Swayze.

Woody Allen.

Woody Harrelson.

And many others. . . . In three decades in Hollywood, Kirstie Alley has lived with, worked with, loved, or lost all of these men, and in this revealing memoir, she peels back the layers (and sometimes the sheets) on her relationships with all of them.

From the early days of her childhood in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by her loving father, her inquisitive and doting grandfather, and a younger brother she fiercely protected when she wasn't selling tickets to see him naked, Kirstie Alley's life has been shaped and molded by men. "Men, men, glorious men!" gave her her first big break in Hollywood and her awardwinning role on Cheers , and through two marriages, a debilitating cocaine addiction, the death of her mother, roles in some of the biggest comedies of the last twenty years, and a surprising stint on Dancing with the Stars , men proved to be the inspiration for multitudes of the decisions and dramas in Kirstie Alley's life.

In this collection of linked essays that's both hilarious and poignant in turns, Kirstie chronicles all the good, the bad, and the ugly men who have influenced and guided her. She demonstrates how men can be the air that women breathe or the source of all of their frustrations. But for better or worse, Kirstie shows that a life well lived is a life lived in the company of men, especially if they

remember to put the lid down. The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente) is a hilarious excursion into love, joy, motherhood, loss, sex, and self-discovery from one of Hollywood's most enduring stars.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451673609
1451673604
9781451673586
1451673582
1451673590
9781451673593
Characteristics: xi, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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AL_ANNA Sep 14, 2016

The book cover and title really say a lot. Stories are a mix: personal, insightful, awful, funny, amazing... Really gave me a feeling for her life to date, including lovers, friends, sex, violence, drugs, Scientology, movies, TV shows, and stardom. A very complicated woman indeed.

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lmdeleon33
May 20, 2013

Great book! I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone that's prudish-KA has very colorful language, and being that this book is about the men that's been of influence in her life, she does talk about the more "romantic" aspects of her past and present. I loved it!

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