Breaking The Silence

Breaking The Silence

by Mariette Hartley


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Mariette Hartley's Polaroid commercials with James Garner and her Emmy Award-winning television performances have made her one of America's favorite stars. But hidden behind her high good humor was a family legacy of abuse, suicide, and alcoholism that nearly destroyed her. Growing up the privileged granddaughter of pioneering psychologist John B. Watson, who preached that children should never be kissed, hugged, or even touched, Mariette went from days of martinis, tweeds, and roses in suburban Connecticut to madcap nights in Hollywood, outwardly leading a charmed life. Inside, though, her family secrets and abusive husband were pushing her toward tragedy. Filled with wit, humanity and marvelous inside stories of Hollywood and television, Breaking the Silence is the story of Mariette's triumphant journey to hope, courage and a happy new life-a work as warm and engaging as the woman herself.

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ISBN-13: 9780615316949
Publisher: Cavu Productions
Publication date: 01/27/2010
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 468,345
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Breaking The Silence 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Very funny and touching!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Having attended high schoool with Mariette, she exceeded my expectations, in her book and her life. She always had a great sense of humor and I believe that is what made her a survivor. Mariette was a very popular teenager and one would never know or knew what went on behind closed doors. My hat (and prayers continue) goes off to her - she is a living example of how to succeed and rising above the tragedy she was succumbed to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a big fan of MH's for over 20 years and I really enjoyed this inside peek at her life. She comes across as a warm, lively person who would be a pleasure to spend time with. I do wish she had talked about her work on Star Trek and some of her other 'cult' roles. (BTW,Spock *will* eventually rescue Zarabeth!