Brother & Sister: A Memoir

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This must have been a very difficult book for actress Diane Keaton to write. Her younger brother was mentally ill, alcoholic, and unreachable. Keaton details the upsets and anguish of trying to deal with behaviors as they spiraled out of control. One can also sense some guilt as Keaton built her career in isolation from her family and the brother whom she grew up with. From the photographs and poetry excerpts, one can tell that her brother Randy was blessed with family good looks and talent. He even managed a somewhat stable relationship for a time. Ultimately, however, mental illness took hold. Keaton tells about using her influence to jump the line for her brother to receive a liver transplant. It is a brave and honest book and is sure to resonate with so many families who struggle to understand the complexities of brain chemistry. Even very blessed individuals have struggles we may not know about.

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Author Diane Keaton
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 157 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2020-02-04
ISBN 9780451494504 Buy this Book
Issue April 2020
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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