Knock Wood

Knock Wood

Candice Bergen


Candice Bergen’s bestselling 1984 memoir: an “engaging, clever, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The long island Times).

Candice Bergen was once born into the heady Hollywood of the Nineteen Fifties, the place “celebrity offspring” have been celebrities unto themselves. and since she used to be the daughter of Edgar Bergen, vaudeville and radio’s maximum dignitary/comedian, her “sibling” used to be Charlie McCarthy, the impudent dummy liked of thousands. Bergen—much as he enjoyed his daughter—was a guy who “kept his feelings pressed and well hung,” and used to be more well-off conversing to—and through—his brainchild who by no means needed to develop up and go away the paradise that was once childhood.

Knock wooden is a e-book all approximately transforming into up—about the comedy of expectancies that governed Candice Bergen’s formative years, in regards to the ironies that attended her unique rites of passage. She stepped out right into a international that provided her a wealth of suggestions: early life in Swiss boarding colleges; at nineteen, costarring contrary Steve McQueen within the Sand Pebbles; quickly access into the career of photojournalism; automated recognition one of the esteemed corporation of the moment—be it the overseas jet set, Bel Air within the Nineteen Sixties, or the realm that used to be radical politics within the Nineteen Seventies. yet continually she carried the conviction that her presents have been untested, her good fortune unearned.

Told with wit, self-deprecation, and a unprecedented measure of braveness, Knock wooden is the intense list of Candice Bergen’s coming of age. it truly is without delay the relocating myth of the affection among a father and a daughter, of a woman’s conquer self-doubt, and a stunning magazine of America’s existence and occasions over the last 4 decades.

About the Author

Candice Bergen’s movie credit contain The Sand Pebbles, Carnal wisdom, beginning Over (for which she bought an Oscar nomination), and omit Congeniality. On tv, she made headlines because the tough-talking broadcast journalist and superstar of Murphy Brown, for which she gained 5 Emmys and Golden Globes. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner within the severely acclaimed sequence Boston criminal.

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