By Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen’s bestselling 1984 memoir: an “engaging, clever, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The ny Times).
Candice Bergen used to be born into the heady Hollywood of the Nineteen Fifties, the place “celebrity offspring” have been celebrities unto themselves. and since she was once 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 was once more well-off conversing to—and through—his brainchild who by no means needed to develop up and go away the paradise that used to be childhood.
Knock wooden is a ebook all approximately transforming into up—about the comedy of expectancies that governed Candice Bergen’s formative years, concerning the ironies that attended her unique rites of passage. She stepped out right into a global that provided her a wealth of recommendations: formative years in Swiss boarding faculties; at nineteen, costarring contrary Steve McQueen within the Sand Pebbles; quickly access into the career of photojournalism; automated reputation one of the esteemed corporation of the moment—be it the overseas jet set, Bel Air within the Sixties, or the realm that used to be radical politics within the Nineteen Seventies. yet consistently she carried the conviction that her presents have been untested, her good fortune unearned.
Told with wit, self-deprecation, and an extraordinary measure of braveness, Knock wooden is the extreme list of Candice Bergen’s coming of age. it really is straight away 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 instances over the last 4 decades.
About the Author
Candice Bergen’s movie credit contain The Sand Pebbles, Carnal wisdom, beginning Over (for which she obtained an Oscar nomination), and pass over Congeniality. On tv, she made headlines because the tough-talking broadcast journalist and famous person of Murphy Brown, for which she gained 5 Emmys and Golden Globes. She later starred with James Spader and William Shatner within the significantly acclaimed sequence Boston felony.