Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty

Keaton, Diane

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 2 stars out of 5.
Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty
Diane Keaton has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines of the conventional notion of beauty. In Lets Just Say It Wasnt Pretty, she shares the wisdom shes accumulated through the years as a mother, daughter, actress, artist, and international style icon. This is a book only Diane Keaton could writea smart and funny chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed with beauty. n her one-of-a-kind voice, Keaton offers up a message of empowerment for anyone whos ever dreamed of kicking back against the “should”s and “supposed to”s that undermine our pursuit of beauty in all its forms. From a mortifying encounter with a makeup artist who tells her she needs to get her eyes fixed to an awkward excursion to Victorias Secret with her teenage daughter, Keaton shares funny and not-so-funny moments from her life in and out of the public eye

Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812994261
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 KEATO KEATO
Characteristics: xxi, 192 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 06, 2015

Why does the average rating show as over 2 stars when no one has rated it higher than 2 and most of the ratings are one or less? Can this app not do simple math?

I shriveled as I scanned the first few pages, then I searched in vain for any substance. Vapid, self-absorbed minutae and empty name-dropping. It's my own fault for expecting anything more from her, especially after reading about her defence of Woody, which revealed something ugly in her.

You'd have to be really famous to get this garbage published, even with the encouraging critics' reviews nepotism provided.

Jan 19, 2015
  • RODNEY F SLOSS rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Well written. Lively and fun to read. But no substance. A troubled lady struggling with her neurotic preoccupation with external appearance which if her fears were true, she would be a circus act not a movie star. Don't bother.

Sep 29, 2014

I too have to say...this book is not
worth a dime,
" worthless drivel...pure crap."
Do not waste your time or eyes,
reading this, ,,,,is it called a book?

I could not spend more than an
hour skimming the pages.
The author must have paid to have it

Sep 02, 2014
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Tried to keep on keeping on with this book, but finally closed it in disgust...and disappointment...can't believe such silliness was published....

Jun 17, 2014
  • jeanie123 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A book supposedly about beauty and authenticity by a woman who hates her nose, suffers extreme angst on any occasion where she cannot wear a hat because her hair is thinning, wears a turtleneck, overcoat and Prada boots to the beach and hides her self-loathed eyes behind dark shadow and tinited glasses. Also a woman who can't string together two coherent sentences. There is so much more I could say about this book but I will just leave my advice, for what it's worth, to anyone thinking about checking it out: SKIP IT.

Jun 16, 2014
  • Raynpetal rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Although I've enjoyed Diane Keaton in a few roles- Baby Boom mostly, I was unimpressed with this book which she talked mostly about the issues she had with esthetics, such as the way her eyes look like her father's, and how she had issues her dad as a child. Kinda boring. I expected more.

Jun 11, 2014

read a few pages of this worthless drivel...pure cr ap. i can't believe it was published.

May 22, 2014
  • newsgirl47 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Worthless. Minus 5 stars.

Apr 25, 2014

Should be funny - Diane Keaton's take on (late) motherhood.


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