In Pieces

In Pieces

Sally Field / Sep 22, 2019

In Pieces In this intimate haunting literary memoir an American icon tells her story for the first time and in her own gorgeous words about a challenging and lonely childhood the craft that helped her find

  • Title: In Pieces
  • Author: Sally Field
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  • In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Fiel In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen From Gidget s sweet faced girl next door to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity Yet there is one character who always remained hidden the shy and anxious little girl within.With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch perfect prose of a natural born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind the scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships including her complicated love for her own mother Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 416 pages Published September 18th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing More Details Original Title In Pieces ISBN 1538763028 ISBN13 9781538763025 Edition Language English Literary Awards Choice Award Nominee for Memoir Autobiography 2018 Other Editions 23 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book In Pieces by Sally Field Release date Feb 18, 2019 Enter for a chance to win a copy of IN PIECES by Sally Field NO PO BOXES A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018In this intimate, haunting literary mem Enter for a chance to win a copy of IN PIECES by Sally Field NO PO BOXES A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her own story for the first time about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen From Gidget s sweet faced girl next door to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity Yet there is one character who always remained hidden the shy and anxious little girl within.With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch perfect prose of a natural born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind the scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships including her complicated love for her own mother Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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self esteem etc ad infinitum Your accomplishments, the praise and adulation mean very little when you don t believe you areworthy of it Each case is personal, as are the experiences in the person s journey to heal The best answer I can give is that she is honest and feels sincere I had a model that was molested by her stepfather and she thought she was ugly in spite of her success Her reasoning was very convoluted she blamed an eating disorder that led to her thin physique for her success, an eating disorder she used to have control over a life she felt she had no control over because of the molestations She was a stunning woman that went on to marry the singer of a popular rock band She heard repeatedly that she was beautiful and even took on the mannerisms of a beautiful woman, but never truly believed it Point is, this is Sally s story and what the public saw was not the person but a persona As I said in my review, I never felt Field was whining or pitying herself, but rather took responsibility for many events Eventually, it is a story of strength and on healing It was very profound and I have respect for her candor and tenacity I have recommended the book to many different people for different reasons, and gave it 5 s something I don t do often less flag Couldn t get through it Too much angst like 29 days ago Add your answer Lorraine0528 I m 20% through it and it s a rough book so far Had to put it down and take some deep breaths and find something positive to focus my attention on flag See all 3 questions about In Pieces Lists with This Book Gals with Gumption 93 books 3 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 22, 2018 Jennifer TarHeelReader rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 reads, arcs, grand central, hard soft copy, super excited about 5 stars This was unexpected I thought I knew Sally Field from her movies, but it turns out she has a far reaching, honest story to tell, and I took my time with it some parts difficult, but all of it memorable Sally Field My first introduction being either Steel Magnolias or Forrest Gump I had heard of Gidget, the happy go lucky, girl next door, cute, charming, all smiles Sally Field has a story to tell It took her seven years to write it and a lifetime to live and process it 5 stars This was unexpected I thought I knew Sally Field from her movies, but it turns out she has a far reaching, honest story to tell, and I took my time with it some parts difficult, but all of it memorable Sally Field My first introduction being either Steel Magnolias or Forrest Gump I had heard of Gidget, the happy go lucky, girl next door, cute, charming, all smiles Sally Field has a story to tell It took her seven years to write it and a lifetime to live and process it She could have kept this all to herself we certainly never would have known Her family hardly knew.Some have asked me if In Pieces is a star book, and I would say no It is not salacious or gossipy, most definitely not braggy or boastful It just is She just is And there most definitely are chronicles of the tv shows and movies as she is launched into stardom because those are part of her story, too But with that, there s always a humbleness, a demureness, where she never feels quite settled in her own skin, which you will come to understand as you learn her story or at least, I did I first caught hold of Sally s story when she wrote of her great grandmother and grandmother The time periods, their stoicism and other personality traits, their inordinate strength it all connected with me strongly because of the women in my own family It had me revisiting my thoughts on another book I read and inter generational experiences, good and bad, and how we pass them down to our daughters.Sally Field writes with tenderness and complexity of most everyone she loved in her life, and that s another aspect that connected to me deeply It would be easy to write off the exboyfriend who was controlling, but a charmer, and make him out to be the monster that was most of the time, but instead she describes why she stayed, his strengths and what connected her to him not naming any names here that s part of the fun of the book The same with her childhood love who became her first husband and the father of two of her children Everyone would love Steve by the way she first describes him, but he is not without flaws, and neither is she That ultimately leads me to another aspect I loved Sally s honesty and ownership over her life She doesn t blame others or feel sorry for herself at any time She recognizes where she may have played a role, and even when I didn t agree and felt she was too hard on herself definitely much too hard on herself , that modesty she possesses only adds to her authenticity I also enjoyed reading about her relationship with her mother her devotion and the complications in their dynamics It brought me to tears several times and made me grateful for the ease of my relationship with my mother Her children are described with the most tenderness, three beautiful boys, that she loves with a ferocity and, yes, she has regrets, but it s all honest, genuine, authentic In Pieces is hands down one of the best memoirs I ve read, and this is one of my preferred genres, so I ve read a few I loved that my mind was changed about Sally in a way well, maybe not changed opened up, and it was all about something I harp on complexity of character None of us are all good, or all bad, and Sally chose to let us see all the parts, all her pieces, her whole self She most definitely didn t have to, it was her story to tell, but she bravely and boldly did Thank you to the lovely folks at Grand Central for the invitation to read In Pieces All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog jennifertarheelreader flag 154 likesLike see review View all 37 comments Nov 20, 2018 Elyse Walters rated it liked it review of another edition I grew up watching Sally field along with many other people in my age group I liked her the same way many others did While visiting my mom in Arizona,she and her neighbor were both talking about Sally I was pretty surprised to hear them call her a cold fish Sally Field, was myMother s neighbor in their small private golf community at that time I had met Sally once years prior when I was a young teen, in Oakland, California She was Giget , to me then a cute perky star It was exciti I grew up watching Sally field along with many other people in my age group I liked her the same way many others did While visiting my mom in Arizona,she and her neighbor were both talking about Sally I was pretty surprised to hear them call her a cold fish Sally Field, was myMother s neighbor in their small private golf community at that time I had met Sally once years prior when I was a young teen, in Oakland, California She was Giget , to me then a cute perky star It was exciting to meet her Before reading this book I had already heard that, Sally tells all Sally tells the truth about her haunting childhoodd that The two time Academy award winner must really be a great actress because who knew she was so unhappyd It must have taken courage for her to write her book.Many readers were totally captivated and hoped that her memoir might help other people Having read her memoir myself now, Ihave mixed feelings.Much was disjointed and needed serious editing I wasn t surprised to read the bleak side of Giget goes to Hawaii , or The Flying Nun.There was sadness in her life for sure I did get what Sally Field was up against in her early years as an actress living mostly in a male dominated world It couldn t have been easy for a young female unsure of herself to quickly adapt to her pretend world so different from her own She fantasize about Giget s happy family Sally came from a dysfunctional home environment Giget s life was happiershe had a nicer on screen fatherand a much better teenage bedroom that her real one at home Sally kept an armor shadow over her secrets for years which didn t help her feel worthy Her stage voice for many years was stronger than her own Without a script to follow Sally didn t know what was best for herself to follow She lived through sexual abuse, an abortion, failed marriages, and motherhood with challenges.The highlighted moments the world saw were squelched by comparison from what Sally had to say about her personal life.Forest Gump wasn t once mention Guess she figured that was a Tom Hanks film This quote by Sally taking us inside her head honest thoughts about herself is an example of the tone this memoir Why is it easier for me to write about times in my life that felt humiliating or shameful Is it because those are the things that haunt me Do I hold on to those dark times as a badge of honor, are they my identity The moments of triumph stay with me but speak so softly that they are hard to hear and even harder to talk about At times I, too, was captivated like other readers, other times I was bored There were details I just wasn t interested inbut heck, why shouldn t Sally have written a book Many stars have before her, with less to say who haven t won any Oscars, let alone two I m sorry Sally experienced so much suffering in her life I hope that in the seven years it took her to write this book it was healing Most readers are responding positively May that, too, be supportive to her The book was too long thoughparts much too tedious to reado long for a book without an ounce of humor flag 87 likesLike see review View all 27 comments Jan 23, 2019 Katie B rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves biography, nonfiction, read in 2019, tv film, memoir Sally Field s memoir has been out for awhile now and I just assumed all the rave reviews were because she s a likable person Don t worry, I will restrain myself from dropping her famous Oscar quote in this review But honestly the main reason people are giving it high marks is because it is so raw and honest This isn t some fluffy autobiography churned out by a ghostwriter with the sole purpose of raking in the money by selling a ton of copies It s actually quite powerful and moving and I r Sally Field s memoir has been out for awhile now and I just assumed all the rave reviews were because she s a likable person Don t worry, I will restrain myself from dropping her famous Oscar quote in this review But honestly the main reason people are giving it high marks is because it is so raw and honest This isn t some fluffy autobiography churned out by a ghostwriter with the sole purpose of raking in the money by selling a ton of copies It s actually quite powerful and moving and I rank it among the best celeb memoirs, or just memoirs in general I have ever read.You really get the feeling as you are reading that Sally wrote this book for herself and I mean that in a good way I never once thought anything she talked about was brought up as a juicy piece of gossip intended to get people talking about her book Instead this book reads as woman in her early seventies trying to address things in her life that she has kept hidden not just from others but herself, and attempting to finally make sense of everything.This isn t the type of book that in order to get something out of it you have had to have gone through the same experiences as Sally My life is very different from hers but yet I can still identify with a lot of her feelings In particular I was really drawn to the parts of the book in which she talked about having to put on this happy face and pretend everything was okay when in reality it wasn t and she was uncomfortable I also completely understood that feeling of no matter what your age, at times you still feel like a little girl or boy Some people might not consider this a complete memoir because there are large parts of her career that aren t discussed and her second marriage is kinda glossed over However, after reading I really feel like I know Sally Field and understand her which to me is important than learning about what it was like to work on certain movies or shows I walked away from this book with real respect for Sally Field It s not hard to figure out why she is such an amazing actress One, even when she had a successful tv show, she still had a desire to learn about her craft And two, it s obvious that she is able to draw from her life experiences and find something that helps her find a connection to the character she is portraying I feel grateful that she shared so much of herself and I don t hesitate to recommend this book flag 82 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Katie B Paulette wrote Great review Katie, I m intrigued now might see if I can get this on audio Thanks Paulette It s already a powerful book in written f Paulette wrote Great review Katie, I m intrigued now might see if I can get this on audio Thanks Paulette It s already a powerful book in written form and I bet the audio version would pack even emotional punch Jan 26, 2019 01 45PM Katie B Jennifer TarHeelReader wrote Wonderful review, Katie, and I completely agree about all Thanks Jennifer So glad you enjoyed the book too Jan 26, 2019 01 45PM Nov 16, 2018 Cheri rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves autobiography memoir, hollywood, california, 2018, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s I wait for my mother to haunt me as she promised she would long to wake in the night with the familiar sight of her sitting at the end of my bed, to talk to her one time, to feel that all the pieces have been put into place, the puzzle is solved, and I can rest Margaret Morlan, Sally Field s mother, was discovered by a talent scout sitting in the audience at a Pasadena Playhouse, and she almost instantly had an acting career She was 23 when her career began, and was modestly successfu I wait for my mother to haunt me as she promised she would long to wake in the night with the familiar sight of her sitting at the end of my bed, to talk to her one time, to feel that all the pieces have been put into place, the puzzle is solved, and I can rest Margaret Morlan, Sally Field s mother, was discovered by a talent scout sitting in the audience at a Pasadena Playhouse, and she almost instantly had an acting career She was 23 when her career began, and was modestly successful, she was probably best known for her starring roles in the 1951 sci fi movie The Man From Planet X, and 1952 s Captive Women When Sally Field began to act in small school plays, her mother was her champion And while this memoir includes stories of her experiences as an actress, like anyone else her life is complex than that My memories begin here, with the book, memorizing words, and the comforting smell of noodle soup all connected to this world of women, and to the house where my grandmother lived as long as I knew her Her grandmother s house is where Field and her mother and her older brother lived after her mother left her marriage to her first husband, it was also where her mother had lived when she was pregnant with her first child while her husband was a soldier off fighting the war Filled with generations of women, going back to Field s great grandmother, and great aunt Gladys All of them with wounds that wouldn t heal because no one acknowledged they were bleeding, and yet each of them needing the other to be near And that I realize is how this story fits into my life These generations of women, weaving a pattern into a lifelong garment, unconsciously handed down from mother to daughter to granddaughter to me Sally Field s life off stage, off screen was nowhere near as simplistic as Gidget, or as fancifully silly as The Flying Nun. When her mother remarried, to Jock Mahoney, a stuntman, it wasn t long before young Sally became the object of her stepfather s sexual advances Acting became her way to channel all those feelings into something else, to transform them into something moving, lovely, something relatable on stage or on screen, and a way to safely separate herself from her own life and step into another s shoes Playing these characters gave her a stable, safe place to share herself with others And with this memoir she transformed all of these feelings into something incredibly personal and vulnerable, putting her story into words for once, sharing her story which she kept hidden away for years, in part even from herself When she found her voice, I heard mine By standing in Norma s shoes, I felt my own feet If I could play her, I could be me There are things she learns along the way, plenty of charming stories, a bit about her own relationships through the years, some lovely photographs, snippets of celebrity dating stories But this isn t a gossipy tell all about other celebrities This is, in part, an ode to her mother, who died seven years ago on Field s 65th birthday, and also a note of gratitude for the therapy that playing those many complex character roles provided It also offers introspective thought on the woman she is, the woman she was, and how her career has given her the unique opportunity to explore the woman who she wanted to become This memoir was seven long years in the making, written by Sally Field, after her mother s death I can t imagine trusting anyone else with such a personal story She writes beautifully, and honestly Her memoir does contain some Hollywood tales, in part as she pours through her old journals, and newspaper clippings from the past Just thinking of the emotional energy it would take to relive some of those moments, to re examine your feelings from all those years ago, I can see why it would take seven years to process Many thanks, once again, to the Public Library system, and the many Librarians that manage, organize and keep it running, for the loan of this book flag 73 likesLike see review View all 46 comments Sep 30, 2018 Lisa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018, 5 star reviews, audible An astounding revelation of a life in pieces by an Academy Award winning American iconMMARYAcademy Award winning actress Sally Field, tells her story about a challenging and lonely childhood, the career that helped her find her voice, and her journey as an actress, daughter and a mother She has captivated the nation for than five decades beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen From her early roles as Gidget, and The Flying Nun to the complexity of Sybil, Norma Rae and An astounding revelation of a life in pieces by an Academy Award winning American iconMMARYAcademy Award winning actress Sally Field, tells her story about a challenging and lonely childhood, the career that helped her find her voice, and her journey as an actress, daughter and a mother She has captivated the nation for than five decades beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen From her early roles as Gidget, and The Flying Nun to the complexity of Sybil, Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has impressed audiences and captured our heart Field takes us behind the scenes of not only her career but in her complicated relationships with both family and friends REVIEWA brutally honest and astounding story of one of my favorite actresses Deeply personal, I felt as though by listening to this book I might be invading her life, but instead she has invited me in and ask me to curl up on her couch and listen to her story It s not a story I wanted to hear and it was difficult to listen to While it brought me to tears, I know it was a story she needed to tell A story she has needed to tell for a long time I was shocked by her feelings of being broken and unlovable and the reasons behind it She needed to tell this story as much as we need to hear it As Sally Field said in her memorable 1985 Academy Award acceptance speech for Best Actress in Places in the Heart, I cannot deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me Yes, Sally we do really really like you Publisher Hachette AudioPublished September 18, 2018Narrator Sally FieldReview bluestockingreviews flag 60 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Sep 26, 2018 Mel rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 Anytime an author writes their story I want to hear them tell it to me if it s an option Void of gestures, eye movements, and other body language components, it s the voice that often gives the color of the story that you don t see in black and white text or hear from a narrator interpreting another s story A trained actress on the level of Field could probably convince us the sky is really falling, but Voice and all of its inflections can mutiny when speaking from the place of a wounded child Anytime an author writes their story I want to hear them tell it to me if it s an option Void of gestures, eye movements, and other body language components, it s the voice that often gives the color of the story that you don t see in black and white text or hear from a narrator interpreting another s story A trained actress on the level of Field could probably convince us the sky is really falling, but Voice and all of its inflections can mutiny when speaking from the place of a wounded child Aldous Huxley once said, Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored Just try to ignore you have a splinter festering deep in your skin Listening to Field work out those facts was for me listening to a little girl finally release misplaced guilt and accept the respect and accolades she has earnedand above all, like herself On a bigger scope, it s the story of so many of us that learned to put on a smile and bear some weight of unknown origin that fed our heads with feelings and doubts that caused us to constantly condemn our every action and word With the positives of being able to listen to someone tell their story are the forces that keep balance in this crazy, beautiful, harsh, confusing world Field feels alone on this stage, as bare as the woman that looks out at you from the cover of the book Her life is the background slowly rolling by behind her like stage dressing, and she stands stripped of any props bravely facing the revealing lights, so bright they don t even afford her shadow as a support She talks of being sexually abused by her father, an alcoholic mother incapable of connecting to her daughter, and the self blame so often associated with sexual abuse when a young teen s body, groomed and perpetrated for so many young years, eventually betrays itself and responds in even the smallest way, a goosebump, a momentary flush, or some other damning betrayal Note Field doesn t belabor the point and this is not a book about sexual abuse She feels responsible for her failed relationships, and is constantly trying to twist and turn herself to fit into the shortcomings of others But it is a book that reinforces physics if you will, that actions have repercussions and consequences a child of Hollywood confused by TV mommies and daddies walking through life like a trapdoor will fall out from under you with your next step being the Gidge when at home you are seen as Lolita It is also a book about mothers and daughters, the balancing so much love when life just happens and you look at that person and still love them but just want to punch them Happily, it is a bit a book of redemption These are the negatives it s hard not to reach out and hug this little girl or tell this teen that it s not her fault her mother is an alcoholic or that if everything Hollywood disappeared in a second she would still be important and beautiful and talented Sally You did no less than what any of us struggle to do every dayour very best without a manual She is hard on herself about how she raised her children or wasn t there to raise her children She is also nearly blunted when she talks about the sexual harassment and abuse, accepting it as part of the life, or routine treatment of B rated actresses and daughters her sister was named Princess for hell sakes This could easily be a sad story of regret, instead, it is a bold testimony to the hard earned strength Sally Field found, the courage to just persist and to fight through the shame for transparency and redemption where possible Things don t wrap into a beautiful bow with the theme from Gidget playing in the background, this isn t the movies after all, but Field reassured me that none of us are free from challenges life throws at us If we are lucky we can get through it with grace and in one piece It is also very entertaining, as you d expect from a Hollywood life or a woman that achieves so much Its the yin yanglaugh cry kind of read that you relate to, unless you are one of the rare few that actually had the glittery Gidget life we thought Sally Field surely had.I wouldn t classify myself as a Fan or Un Fan of Field I was young and indifferent, too young for Gidget, I watched TheMonkees instead of The Flying Nun, never saw Smokey and The Bandit, but I saw her brilliance in Norma Rae, Steel Magnolias, Forrest Gump, Lincoln, and the powerful remake of Sybil An aside I worked with a patient diagnosed with Dissociative identity disorders, DID also known as multiple personality disorders MPD, and Field had me convinced she wasn t acting Perhaps her bravest role yet has been in looking back and sharing a victorious life that will further all of us coming out from our hiding places and pursuing the fight In all walks of life we struggle for grace and respect and never has it been so ubiquitous I hope the Truth sets her free and thank her for a beautiful book flag 39 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Oct 13, 2018 Martie Nees Record rated it really liked it review of another edition Genre AutobiographyPublisher Simon Schuster, Inc.Pub Date September 18, 2018If booksellers need to call this autobiography a memoir for sales purposes then it should be labeled a literary memoir The first thing the reader needs to know is that this is not a kiss and tell book If that is what you are looking for, search somewhere else I m sure there are a few promiscuous celebs out there with juicy memoirs currently on the bestseller list This life story isn t about Hollywood or an Genre AutobiographyPublisher Simon Schuster, Inc.Pub Date September 18, 2018If booksellers need to call this autobiography a memoir for sales purposes then it should be labeled a literary memoir The first thing the reader needs to know is that this is not a kiss and tell book If that is what you are looking for, search somewhere else I m sure there are a few promiscuous celebs out there with juicy memoirs currently on the bestseller list This life story isn t about Hollywood or any of that, Field said in an interview with Publisher s Weekly It is about my mother and me, my trying to find out about that And the craft I found at the age of 12 The intelligent actress turned author, Sally Field took seven years to write her soul searching, often critical self examination without a ghost writer It is a heartbreaking read about a little girl who was sexually abused by her stepfather from ages four to fourteen and how that affected every feeling and decision she made in adulthood The book is divided into three sections Each begins with quotes of wisdom by authors such as Emily Dickson, Mary Oliver, and others Some readers might find this tiresome This reviewer personally enjoyed them Fields begins her quest for self discovery by reading her journals that she has kept her entire life She pours over old photos and goes into the far corners of her mind to find memories she worked a lifetime to forget The first half of the book centers on her financially strained family living in a small California cottage Their home consists of baby Sally, her toddler brother both from a marriage that dissolved in divorce and four no frills hard working women her great grandmother, great aunt, grandmother and mother, all of whom were in pain but maintained a culture of household silence It is here she learned not to talk out loud of hurt or angry feelings Out of this very maternal household, she had the most fraught relationship with her mother Fields proves skilled at painting vignettes of her childhood that convey how complicated the dynamic between them could be.In the style of a memoir, she does talk about some celebrities such as her one time boyfriend Burt Reynolds and even The Monkees But one gets the distinct impression while reading that her goal in sharing these stories is to help us understand how she approached intimacy, not simply to name drop Why didn t she explain to Davy Jones that his sexual innuendos made her uncomfortable Why did she always need to put Reynolds needs above her own Including her own career and sometimes even before her own children Years later, in therapy, she learned that she didn t possess any coping skills when stressed or frightened, nor did she know how to express her discomfort Fields writes that she spent most of her childhood going into a cloud of fog, hidden in a mental whiteout and floating through the fog was the familiar feeling of fear When making the film Sybil about a woman with multiple personalities she was aware that she was using her childhood fog to help her nail the scenes, but never consciously saw how connected she was to Sybil, never saw her self as having used similar psychological survival techniques One day her therapist asked her in a casual tone if she could name all the different parts of herself Parts, fragments or personalities she replied I call them my pieces And to her surprise, she immediately, without hesitation, named all the parts of who she is Because of this, Fields candidly lets the reader know some of her memories are shattered and she is not always sure she is remembering everything correctly The three time Oscar winning actress is a private person and throughout the years of working on this book she was never sure she would actually take her haunting finished product to a publisher The reader will be glad that she did.Find all my book reviews at s Book Reviews Me Alone I am Reading and Reviewing flag 35 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Dec 30, 2018 Valerity Val rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves biography memoir, entertainment, celebrity, 2018, non fiction In Pieces I found this to be a very engaging and poignant memoir by one of my favorite actresses I thought it was beautifully and intelligently expressed and really enjoyed listening to her reading of the audiobook This was the 2nd night in a row I d be staying up to listen to another book, and I m sure I nodded off in a couple of places being so tired So I plan to listen to it again to find any parts I may have missed.I ve always been aware that she is brave, but I m really blown a In Pieces I found this to be a very engaging and poignant memoir by one of my favorite actresses I thought it was beautifully and intelligently expressed and really enjoyed listening to her reading of the audiobook This was the 2nd night in a row I d be staying up to listen to another book, and I m sure I nodded off in a couple of places being so tired So I plan to listen to it again to find any parts I may have missed.I ve always been aware that she is brave, but I m really blown away by her ability to share the painful things she went through Many of us can relate to growing up in a dysfunctional family and having self esteem issues that she shares Obviously, it goes beyond that for her, and she strives to rise above She talked about her closely intertwined relationship with her mother, who often watched her children while she was working Sally had even asked her mother to haunt her when she was dying I liked getting her side of things on the relationship between her and Burt Reynolds who passed away this year having read a couple of his books and one by his first wife Judy Carne I think anyone who likes Sally would really enjoy this book, an excellent biography.On my BookZone blog flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 25, 2018 Myrna rated it really liked it This is a linear memoir but the majority focuses on her early years After talking about the film Norma Rae she speeds right through the rest of the years Maybe she only shared the pieces she says had the greatest impact on the woman she is today I m not sure Also, in this memoir, you will not find the perky Sally she s personified but of a people pleaser but not a total push over with some deeeeeep revelations After listening to her memoir read and written by Sally , I liked it and This is a linear memoir but the majority focuses on her early years After talking about the film Norma Rae she speeds right through the rest of the years Maybe she only shared the pieces she says had the greatest impact on the woman she is today I m not sure Also, in this memoir, you will not find the perky Sally she s personified but of a people pleaser but not a total push over with some deeeeeep revelations After listening to her memoir read and written by Sally , I liked it and her as well flag 27 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Sep 18, 2018 WendysThoughts rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommends it for Sally Field Fans, Biography 2018 Best Memoir AutobiographySemifinal Round Nominees Sally Field has been in my life from the beginning She was the cute GidgetThe Unbelievable Flying Nun The woman in Smokey and the BanditShe broke her typecasting with Stay HungryAnd then she Leaped to the Next Level with Norma RaeCausing the Oscar Moment none of us will ever forget You Like me, You Really Like Me And We Loved her, We Really Have for So Many YearsNow This is Her Time Breaking It All Down 2018 Best Memoir AutobiographySemifinal Round Nominees Sally Field has been in my life from the beginning She was the cute GidgetThe Unbelievable Flying Nun The woman in Smokey and the BanditShe broke her typecasting with Stay HungryAnd then she Leaped to the Next Level with Norma RaeCausing the Oscar Moment none of us will ever forget You Like me, You Really Like Me And We Loved her, We Really Have for So Many YearsNow This is Her Time Breaking It All Down In Pieces September 18th 2018 For Reviews, Free E books and Giveaways flag 21 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Sep 19, 2018 Laura rated it it was amazing review of another edition What a beautiful and brave human being Sally Field is In this book she reveals painful and honest truths of her past and how they laid the foundation for the person she is today.The audiobook is read by the author, which makes the book so much personable and compelling Highly recommended flag 23 likesLike see review Sep 26, 2018 Michael rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves kindle I have been a huge fan of Sally field for a number of reasons Versatile as an actress, as a kind individual and the roles she played has sparked a great interest in me My favorite movie is Ms Doubtfire,she plays the dutiful wife that is stuck in a marriage that is not going anywhereThen she hires a nanny to care of her life but there is to the story that I don t want to spoil for the people who have not watched it It is something about her as a person that inspires me, and reading th I have been a huge fan of Sally field for a number of reasons Versatile as an actress, as a kind individual and the roles she played has sparked a great interest in me My favorite movie is Ms Doubtfire,she plays the dutiful wife that is stuck in a marriage that is not going anywhereThen she hires a nanny to care of her life but there is to the story that I don t want to spoil for the people who have not watched it It is something about her as a person that inspires me, and reading this book made me love her even.I cannot tell you that I read every passage of the novel but what got me reading were certain pivotal pages I liked how she talked about her attachment to her mother and the lessons that she instilled in her, it felt like I was sitting by her telling her life story I really love how this book encompassed all what a good novel supposed to conquer It was a really sweet and touching story, Fields has always been a pleasure to watch on film and reading her story is very poignant.It is very lengthy so I skimmed a lot of filler but not enough for me to rate it lower than what it deserved.Sally Fields is a legend , she is a natural bon story teller and loved that she decided to write this flag 20 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sep 26, 2018 Gary rated it it was amazing review of another edition I saw Sally in person and have a signed first edition copy of her book I read it nonstop for two days , savoring it Very well written, heartfelt It read like a noveland I really enjoyed it A very honest account of her life and her acting career I highly recommend this one.I just watched Maniac, on NETFLIX, that she stars in Quite good flag 19 likesLike see review Oct 31, 2018 Carole P Roman rated it liked it review of another edition Raw and gritty, this is an insider s look to a dysfunctional Hollywood family Not what I was expecting, Sally Field draws back a curtain and vividly exposes her hard scrabble childhood with an abusive step father and an emotionally absent perhaps drunk mother Through the carnage, she stumbles into her acting career in a haze of drugs and emotional eating, marries her childhood sweetheart and survives by enabling gross bad behavior from everyone she knows except perhaps her brother who seem Raw and gritty, this is an insider s look to a dysfunctional Hollywood family Not what I was expecting, Sally Field draws back a curtain and vividly exposes her hard scrabble childhood with an abusive step father and an emotionally absent perhaps drunk mother Through the carnage, she stumbles into her acting career in a haze of drugs and emotional eating, marries her childhood sweetheart and survives by enabling gross bad behavior from everyone she knows except perhaps her brother who seems to have escaped with education Life never gets better and she is constantly used by the men in her life, yet somehow her determination to be a successful actor propels her through the battlefield of her life and gives her the material to draw from so that she can act authentically Poignant and sad, I think it is of an apology to her sons, so they understand the bigger picture of her life Her three children s sacrifice of a safe and comfortable childhood was caused by the tornado that was her existence and though it may appear it was plain old bad choices, there was a bigger picture She was lost and only by becoming the actress she became could she break apart the pieces of her self and put them back together Sometimes disjointed, sometimes of a therapy session, I read it and felt bad She is a very good actress that was able to mask the worst pain and for that, I give her kudos, but I wonder if the pain was worth the price of success flag 18 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sep 25, 2018 Nancee rated it it was ok review of another edition I like Sally Field I really like her.Unfortunately, I did not like her memoir I found it slow moving and dull Ultimately, it was the story of her relationship with her mother through the years And it felt like it took years to read about it Sorry Sal flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 19, 2018 Stan Baginski rated it it was amazing review of another edition You re only as sick as the secrets that you keep.Wow I actually read this engaging, honest and illuminating memoir in one sitting The brutal honesty and objectivity that Ms Field displays in openly discovering and relating her life long battle with self esteem and why she s the person that she is is refreshing and helped me to see some of the same traps I ve also fallen into in my own life I highly recommend this book to anyone who has come from a family that hides it s secrets or where abuse You re only as sick as the secrets that you keep.Wow I actually read this engaging, honest and illuminating memoir in one sitting The brutal honesty and objectivity that Ms Field displays in openly discovering and relating her life long battle with self esteem and why she s the person that she is is refreshing and helped me to see some of the same traps I ve also fallen into in my own life I highly recommend this book to anyone who has come from a family that hides it s secrets or where abuse was present I really admire Ms Field s life long struggle to become the person she always knew was in there somewhere flag 15 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 05, 2018 Ellie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018indch, bio memoir, film actors celebs, kindle Sally Field is a brilliant actress so naturally I was curious about her memoir It was not quite what I expected The trauma filled childhood still lit by love is the foundation of the book But it is her professional years that caught my attention Her move from Gidget and the Flying Nun to Sybil from as lightweight as imaginable to searingly dramatic.Field details her work with the Actors Studio She shares her deep commitment to acting as an art as well as a craft and her determination to bu Sally Field is a brilliant actress so naturally I was curious about her memoir It was not quite what I expected The trauma filled childhood still lit by love is the foundation of the book But it is her professional years that caught my attention Her move from Gidget and the Flying Nun to Sybil from as lightweight as imaginable to searingly dramatic.Field details her work with the Actors Studio She shares her deep commitment to acting as an art as well as a craft and her determination to build a career shaped by than financial success Sometimes her dedication meant she was absent from those she loved the most her children but her faith in her art is unwavering She conquers personal demons or at least learns to live with them to create a breathtaking body of work and a solid life, wrung out from pain and loneliness.Field s devotion to her mother, despite her mother s deep failures to be a mother at critical points is touching although I also found it challenging Field s love for her mother wins out in spite of her anger and hurt.I found the book moving it is a woman s deep look into herself, her failures and successes although Field tends to focus on her weaknesses and only toward the end of the book does she truly celebrate her strength.This is a ruthlessly honest book of a woman struggling to see herself and her life clearly and honestly It s of value not only to her fans but for all women still struggling to define themselves and have a voice of their own flag 14 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 24, 2018 Priscilla rated it really liked it review of another edition I received an advance copy of selections from this forthcoming book It was about 50 pages long This memoir focuses a lot on the relationship Sally had with her mom and the challenge to express herself during the early years of her career This sneak peek left me wanting The hardcover comes out in September, and I m definitely getting a copy flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 24, 2018 Alan rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 Advanced sample copy from her appearance at the ALA Annual in NOLA.The writing, taken from journals, is personal, funny, moving, and leaves me wanting to read flag 14 likesLike see review Oct 19, 2018 Tammy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2018, read in october 18 In Pieces by Sally Field is an intimate look behind the scenes of her life and career I m a huge fan and loved reading about her life From an absent father, an alcoholic mother and an abusive stepfather through her adult relationships with the men in her life to her career and realizing her worth as an actor, woman and mother I loved the writing and heard her voice in my head as I was reading A must read flag 12 likesLike see review Sep 26, 2018 Angela rated it it was amazing Completely brutal Sally Field is one of my top favorite actresses and I had no idea how wounded of a person she was is It s hard for me to comprehend how long it takes her to start putting all the pieces of herself together and she seems to use writing this book as part of her process flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 03, 2018 Lisa rated it liked it Shelves books i completed in 2018 I love her as an actress but there seems to be big chunks of her life here she could have focused on There was only a passing mention of Steel Magnolias, Mrs Doubtfire and Forrest Gump flag 11 likesLike see review Sep 24, 2018 S Suzanne rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves biographical I listened to the audiobook of this, and was impressed She did not use a ghostwriter, and I think she worked hard to capture her truth She conveyed the creeping horror of childhood abuse, and the bumpy ascent to awareness of her talent and goals She pushed hard against patriarchal constraints and her own fractured emotionally damaged self to fully develop her talent.Even as we are awash in stories of abuse in Hollywood, hearing detailed truths from living actresses bolsters the cause of sup I listened to the audiobook of this, and was impressed She did not use a ghostwriter, and I think she worked hard to capture her truth She conveyed the creeping horror of childhood abuse, and the bumpy ascent to awareness of her talent and goals She pushed hard against patriarchal constraints and her own fractured emotionally damaged self to fully develop her talent.Even as we are awash in stories of abuse in Hollywood, hearing detailed truths from living actresses bolsters the cause of support for women Elements she has wrestled with will be familiar to so many women, and it seems remarkable to me that she had a piece of her able to resist the factors that could have steered her away from developing her craft It s especially helpful to bust the happy myths of her life spun by the legend machine Sadly, it seems that her path was strewn with some obstacles that were unlikely to budge I think it s brave for her to admit the seamier side of compromises she was practically forced to make along the way if she wanted a career that moved upward I think we are in a time when voices like Sally s can act as the character of Norma Rae functioned for her a beacon of truth and strength A validation that the struggle is real for women Women who are successful and can speak from a relatively safe peak are in a great position to bolster the confidence of those just starting out.I appreciate the candor of this book, and thought it was a well told story She wrote with compassion even as she was honest about how the actions and words of others made her feel She was quite grounded in how she saw herself and her own role in her life flag 10 likesLike see review Sep 20, 2018 sharon pulver rated it it was amazing review of another edition I couldn t put this book down She unflinching put her life under the microscope and let me peer in I learned things about myself through her lens I admire her than ever I m not sure how she was able to so critically examine her life and describe the pieces All I know is that it resonated with me.I couldn t put this book down She unflinching put her life under a microscope and let me peer in Thank you flag 10 likesLike see review Sep 23, 2018 BOOKLOVER10 rated it really liked it review of another edition Sally Field s In Pieces is not a run of the mill celebrity memoir The two time Academy Award winning actress does cover expected territory, discussing how she got her first break in show business, took less than scintillating parts in order to become known, and as so many actors do, struggled with feelings of insecurity However, she goes far deeper in this candid and wrenching book, furnishing disturbing details about her dysfunctional childhood, distressing adolescence, and troubled adultho Sally Field s In Pieces is not a run of the mill celebrity memoir The two time Academy Award winning actress does cover expected territory, discussing how she got her first break in show business, took less than scintillating parts in order to become known, and as so many actors do, struggled with feelings of insecurity However, she goes far deeper in this candid and wrenching book, furnishing disturbing details about her dysfunctional childhood, distressing adolescence, and troubled adulthood We learn that Sally s mother, Margaret, had two marriages that ended in divorce and often relied on alcohol to help her cope Field had an overbearing, abusive, and sometimes sadistic stepfather, Jock Mahoney and Sally made one poor choice after another in romantic partners Although Field eventually had three sons two with her first husband, Steve , she reluctantly left the kids in the care of her mother while she worked There was a great deal of unfinished business between Sally and Baa the nickname she uses for her mom that the two skirted around, but avoided discussing for many years Field sadly reveals, There was always something thorny between us Readers who admire Field for her impressive body of work may be shocked at how different her private life was from her public image Sally Field appeared to be wholesome, cheerful, and upbeat when she appeared on such shows as Gidget and the Flying Nun In reality, Field was unhappy, frightened, and filled with guilt, self loathing, and rage She speaks out about her tumultuous personal experiences as a child she was an anxious little girl with few friends I wanted to hide from everyone , her family was frequently short of money, she changed boyfriends and or husbands again and again, and had to repeatedly earn respect from skeptics who thought she could not handle challenging roles Acting and therapy eventually helped her to integrate the different parts of her personality into a cohesive whole However, she waited a long time to get the psychological help that she desperately needed.Field is a fine descriptive writer, who expresses herself lucidly and eloquently She uses flashbacks well, relieves the book s somber tone with occasional flashes of dark humor, and speaks to us intimately, as if we were sitting across from her in our living room Of particular interest is Sally s work in the Actor s Studio with Lee Strasberg, from whom she learned a great deal about the fundamentals of her craft Strasberg told his acolytes, You are your own instrument of expression and you have to keep it finely tuned Field has complimentary words for Martin Ritt who directed her in Norma Rae , and expresses her joy at portraying Mary Todd opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln Ms Field is modest about her many fine performances in films and on television Be warned that In Pieces is not easy to read Field s emotions are so raw that it is difficult for us to bear witness to her angst This talented individual carried far too much baggage on her long and difficult road to maturity, self esteem, acceptance, and fulfillment flag 9 likesLike see review Oct 28, 2018 Jay Dwight rated it really liked it review of another edition Quite a different autobiography Really enjoyed the read, for it is clear the lady can write Whilst many autobiographies are very externally driven telling the reader about the acts and deeds of their life this is far introspective Sally is trying to understand the why questions surrounding her actions, and thus this feels much personal than many in this genre Sally s early life is covered in detail than the latter years, and the title refers to her looking at her life in Quite a different autobiography Really enjoyed the read, for it is clear the lady can write Whilst many autobiographies are very externally driven telling the reader about the acts and deeds of their life this is far introspective Sally is trying to understand the why questions surrounding her actions, and thus this feels much personal than many in this genre Sally s early life is covered in detail than the latter years, and the title refers to her looking at her life in pieces, as she reviews old photos and journals as a window into her thoughts and actions of the time flag 9 likesLike see review Sep 27, 2018 Tim Pinckney rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book was a surprise to me Not at all a Hollywood biography it s not dishy or salacious It is a heartfelt, funny, whip smart look at an artist s life her family her Mother in particular and the development of her craft She pulls no punches, harder on herself than anyone else featured She writes in a warm, conversational style that kept me turning pages It should also be said that she writes beautifully flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Kasa Cotugno rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves genre biography memoir, nyt notable book, subj showbiz film, subj showbiz tv Everyone knows that behind every perky smile and cute expression, there is bound to be a story Sally Field worked so hard at her craft from her earliest nun days, thanks to her introduction to the Actors Studio thanks to Marge Redmond, a costar who recognized the person beneath the facade Generous and honest and self deprecating flag 8 likesLike see review Oct 14, 2018 Lynn rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves art, audo book, autobiography, cinema, conflict, death, education, entertainment, family, film Extraordinary audiobook read by its author Sally Field Sally Field has lived an exceptional life and her honesty in telling it makes it a great listen Sally couches her life by using her mother s life from her beginning to her death during the filming of Lincoln It includes her famous stepfather, Jock Mahoney, who sexually abused her, Gidget, her first professional acting job, The Flying Nun, which embarrassed her but made her a star and Burt Reynolds, a lover who seemed determined to make he Extraordinary audiobook read by its author Sally Field Sally Field has lived an exceptional life and her honesty in telling it makes it a great listen Sally couches her life by using her mother s life from her beginning to her death during the filming of Lincoln It includes her famous stepfather, Jock Mahoney, who sexually abused her, Gidget, her first professional acting job, The Flying Nun, which embarrassed her but made her a star and Burt Reynolds, a lover who seemed determined to make her into someone else but had little tolerance for the real person Sally is very respectful of all Even when they don t seem to deserve it But is well aware that people are made of many different behaviors and is very forgiving flag 8 likesLike see review Sep 19, 2018 Melissa Shirey rated it it was amazing review of another edition So open and honest it can be painfulBreathtaking in so many ways Beautifully written as if in a trance with you in it as well I think the early years were filled in but I also feel there was much to tell that pushed away once the Burt piece hit I m hoping a follow up can happen as she continues her journey Hauntingly beautiful flag 8 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity POBL Nonfiction B April Book Discussion In Pieces 1 1 Jan 03, 2019 02 07PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Sally Field is an American actress and director Her acting career began in 1965, when she landed the role of Frances Elizabeth Gidget Lawrence in Gidget. Since then she has appeared and directed TV movies and miniseries She won the Oscar for Best Actress for both Norma Rae in 1979 and Places in the Heart in 1984 Field also won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Brothe Sally Field is an American actress and director Her acting career began in 1965, when she landed the role of Frances Elizabeth Gidget Lawrence in Gidget. Since then she has appeared and directed TV movies and miniseries She won the Oscar for Best Actress for both Norma Rae in 1979 and Places in the Heart in 1984 Field also won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Brothers Sisters in 2006 Librarians note There is than one author in the database with this name.


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    1. 5 stars This was unexpected I thought I knew Sally Field from her movies, but it turns out she has a far reaching, honest story to tell, and I took my time with it some parts difficult, but all of it memorable Sally Field My first introduction being either Steel Magnolias or Forrest Gump I had heard of Gidget, the happy go lucky, girl next door, cute, charming, all smiles Sally Field has a story to tell It took her seven years to write it and a lifetime to live and process it 5 stars This was un [...]


    2. I grew up watching Sally field along with many other people in my age group I liked her the same way many others did While visiting my mom in Arizona,she and her neighbor were both talking about Sally I was pretty surprised to hear them call her a cold fish Sally Field, was myMother s neighbor in their small private golf community at that time I had met Sally once years prior when I was a young teen, in Oakland, California She was Giget , to me then a cute perky star It was exciti I grew up watc [...]


    3. Sally Field s memoir has been out for awhile now and I just assumed all the rave reviews were because she s a likable person Don t worry, I will restrain myself from dropping her famous Oscar quote in this review But honestly the main reason people are giving it high marks is because it is so raw and honest This isn t some fluffy autobiography churned out by a ghostwriter with the sole purpose of raking in the money by selling a ton of copies It s actually quite powerful and moving and I r Sally [...]


    4. I wait for my mother to haunt me as she promised she would long to wake in the night with the familiar sight of her sitting at the end of my bed, to talk to her one time, to feel that all the pieces have been put into place, the puzzle is solved, and I can rest Margaret Morlan, Sally Field s mother, was discovered by a talent scout sitting in the audience at a Pasadena Playhouse, and she almost instantly had an acting career She was 23 when her career began, and was modestly successfu < [...]


    5. An astounding revelation of a life in pieces by an Academy Award winning American iconMMARYAcademy Award winning actress Sally Field, tells her story about a challenging and lonely childhood, the career that helped her find her voice, and her journey as an actress, daughter and a mother She has captivated the nation for than five decades beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen From her early roles as Gidget, and The Flying Nun to the complexity of Sybil, Norma Rae and An astoun [...]


    6. Anytime an author writes their story I want to hear them tell it to me if it s an option Void of gestures, eye movements, and other body language components, it s the voice that often gives the color of the story that you don t see in black and white text or hear from a narrator interpreting another s story A trained actress on the level of Field could probably convince us the sky is really falling, but Voice and all of its inflections can mutiny when speaking from the place of a wounded [...]


    7. Genre AutobiographyPublisher Simon Schuster, Inc.Pub Date September 18, 2018If booksellers need to call this autobiography a memoir for sales purposes then it should be labeled a literary memoir The first thing the reader needs to know is that this is not a kiss and tell book If that is what you are looking for, search somewhere else I m sure there are a few promiscuous celebs out there with juicy memoirs currently on the bestseller list This life story isn t about Hollywood or an Genre Autobiog [...]


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