Her Again

Her Again

Becoming Meryl Streep

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession: the first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep--the "Iron Lady" of acting, nominated for nineteen Oscars and winner of three--that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling with love, feminism, and her astonishing talent.

In 1975 Meryl Streep, a promising young graduate of the Yale School of Drama, was finding her place in the New York theater scene. Burning with talent and ambition, she was like dozens of aspiring actors of the time--a twenty-something beauty who rode her bike everywhere, kept a diary, napped before performances, and stayed out late "talking about acting with actors in actors' bars." Yet Meryl stood apart from her peers. In her first season in New York, she won attention-getting parts in back-to-back Broadway plays, a Tony Award nomination, and two roles in Shakespeare in the Park productions. Even then, people said, "Her. Again."

Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming-of-age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school, through her early days on the stage at Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama during its golden years, to her star-making roles in The Deer Hunter, Manhattan, and Kramer vs. Kramer. New Yorker contributor Michael Schulman brings into focus Meryl's heady rise to stardom on the New York sta≥ her passionate, tragically short-lived love affair with fellow actor John Caza≤ her marriage to sculptor Don Gummer; and her evolution as a young woman of the 1970s wrestling with changing ideas of feminism, marriage, love, and sacrifice.

Featuring eight pages of black-and-white photos, this captivating story of the making of one of the most revered artistic careers of our time reveals a gifted young woman coming into her extraordinary talents at a time of immense transformation, offering a rare glimpse into the life of the actress long before she became an icon.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062342843
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 Streep
PN2287.S78 S34 2016x
Characteristics: 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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howiecat
Jul 30, 2017

Enjoyed it. Tells you lots about Meryl. Becomes clear why she's such a great actress. Surprises about her love life.....

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artistenumber1
Aug 27, 2016

A bit uninteresting in parts, and sometimes not enough about the actress.
Still, reading this book, one can quite understand why Meryl Streep is so talented. She honed her first acting skills at the Yale School of Drama, and lived to play any character that came her way.

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pattypi
Jun 08, 2016

Liked this. Surprised me to have other people's stories interspersed with Meryl's. Some cebrities stories and some not. All interesting. Wished there more photos and story telling by Meryl though.

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