Me: Stories of My Life

by Katharine Hepburn

Paperback, 1992





Ballantine Books (1992)


Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four-time Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoir. A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year A Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection "From the Paperback edition."


½ (274 ratings; 3.7)

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LibraryThing member btuckertx
Let's keep it simple... "Wow, what an ego."
LibraryThing member msteketee
in her own words. precisely as she might have said them to you if she were in the room narrating the story. in fact, this exists as a book on tape with kate reading her own words. timeless.
LibraryThing member jennastine
This is probably my favorite memoir. I had been a fan of Hepburn's films before reading this book, but I felt I knew her as a person after completing it. Her wry sense of humor and noncomformist attitude made her life an interesting one and made this book fun to read. Hepburn does discuss sad times
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as well, highlighting her brother's death at 15 and her partner Spencer Tracy's long illness and death. Hepburn's tale of how she wasn't allowed at Tracy's funeral is a particularly poignant moment.
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LibraryThing member bookwoman247
This was a quick, entertaining book. Hepburn was such a fascinating person.

While most celebrity bios, at least today, seem to be written by someone else, and not much more than self-aggrandizing publicity efforts, this seemed to me to be the real deal - honest, open, no excuses. It really did seem
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to be written by a woman who had lived a fascinating life, who had reached her last few years, and who was looking back; remembering, taking stock.

It was very enjoyable.
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LibraryThing member Kaethe
The books is a great read, because Hepburn is amusing although not very revealing. But I highly recommend the audio, read by Hepburn. Even better.
LibraryThing member nancynova
rabck from dvg; autobiography of Katharine Hepburn. An unconventional actress, the chapters are different chains of thought about her life and career. I knew about Spencer Tracy, but never realized that she had been married and that she had been involved with Howard Hughes also.
LibraryThing member Whisper1
While at times, the writing is slow and pedantic, overall, I liked this book. It contains beautiful photos, and tales of filming of her many movies.

I particularly liked learning about her childhood and her parents who were very intelligent and far in advance of the time in which they lived. She
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noted that as a child, she remembered meetings held by her mother regarding birth control and a woman's right to control her own body.

Her father was a doctor, who had female patients who died as a result of husband's indiscretions and gave their wives sexually transmitted diseases. He was a strong proponent of the need for medications that controlled illness and death.

Way ahead of their time, she felt blessed to have such caring parents.

Stunningly beautiful, with a kind, caring personality, she was indeed a lovely lady.
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