In celebration of the release of her memoirs, Academy Award Nominated Actress and Author, Mariel Hemingway, will be hosting a book signing and discussion at Barnes and Noble on the Upper East Side.
The signing will be held at the Barnes and Noble located at (Click for Directions) 186 East 86th St, Upper East Side, New York, New York
The discussion will be hosted by acclaimed editor, producer, publisher and talk show host, Judith Regan.
For questions, please contact Barnes and Noble @ (212) 369-2180
She opens her eyes. The room is dark. She hears yelling, smashed plates, and wishes it was all a terrible dream. But it isn’t. This is what it was like growing up as a Hemingway.
In this deeply moving, searingly honest new memoir, Academy Award Nominated Actress and mental health icon, Mariel Hemingway, shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, illness, and suicide. Born just a few months after her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, committed suicide, it was Mariel’s mission as a girl to escape the desperate cycles of severe mental health issues that had plagued generations of her family.
Surrounded by a family tortured by alcoholism (both parents), depression (her sister Margaux), suicide (her grandfather and four other members of her family), schizophrenia (her sister Muffet), and cancer (mother), it was all the young Mariel could do to keep her head.
In a compassionate voice she reveals her painful struggle to stay sane as the youngest child in her family, and how she coped with the chaos by becoming OCD and obsessive about her food, schedule, and organization.
The twisted legacy of her family has never quite let go of Mariel, but now in this memoir she opens up about her claustrophobic marriage, her acting career, and turning to spiritual healers and charlatans for solace. Ultimately Mariel has written a story of triumph about learning to overcome her family’s demons and developing love and deep compassion for them.
At last, in this memoir she can finally tell the true story of the tragedies and troubles of the Hemingway family, and she delivers a book that beckons comparisons with Mary Karr and Jeanette Walls.