Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family

Part Swan, Part Goose: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family

Swoosie Kurtz, Joni Rodgers


In a sensible, warmhearted memoir that celebrates her awesome existence and stellar occupation, Swoosie Kurtz stocks simply the right mix of private misadventure and showbiz lore, candidly reflecting at the correct offerings that empowered her, the inaccurate offerings that enlightened her, and the intimate trip of taking care of an getting older parent.

Animating this amazing memoir is Swoosie’s dating along with her both outstanding mom and dad. Her father, Frank, used to be an Olympic athlete and hugely embellished international warfare II airman. He flew a checklist variety of missions in a cobbled-together B-17D known as the Swoose. Her mom, Margo, used to be the vital army spouse yet with the spunk and may to check her husband’s. Her 1945 memoir, My Rival, the Sky, chronicled their lives as much as the time of the start in their daughter.

Today, Margo, who's speedy impending her hundredth birthday, lives with Swoosie. And Swoosie’s lifestyles has develop into a precarious and beneficial balancing act as she struggles to stick prior to her mother’s expanding wishes whereas navigating a showbiz profession that retains one foot in Hollywood and the opposite on Broadway.
The critics love Swoosie Kurtz….

“Inimitable…one of the easiest comedian actors of our time.” —USA Today

“[An] specialist comedian actress…may simply be the main seductive girl at the big apple degree correct now.” —Charles Isherwood, The big apple Times

and “full of surprises…expressive…devastating…unforgettable.” —Ben Brantley, The long island occasions

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