The Unruly Life of Woody Allen: A Biography

Version: Unabridged
Author: Marion Meade
Narrator: Mary Woods
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2000
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 35 minutes
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After forty years in the spotlight as comedian, author, director, and professional neurotic, Woody Allen is a living legend. To fans, his films have always represented a sort of ongoing autobiography. This is the first uncensored biography to investigate one of our era’s most celebrated, distinctive, and confounding filmmakers.
For over three decades, the creator of films such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Deconstructing Harry successfully maintained his privacy while sustaining his comic public persona based on that private self. Not until his scandalous relationship with Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, did Allen’s precarious balancing act of self and celebrity collapse in public view. Based on exclusive interviews, this sensitive yet rigorous biography reveals the personal side of a talented artist and troubled man.

Reviews (1)

Ok, a bit tawdry

Written by Anonymous on October 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book is ok, particularly if your'e interested in the somewhat tawdry details of Woody Allen's life. It goes into some detail of his professional career too, but this is definitely a celebrity book and not an analysis of his work. That's fine, if that's what you're looking for.

Author Details

Author Details

Meade, Marion

MARION MEADE is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Madame Blavatsky, and Victoria Woodhull, as well as two novels about medieval France. She lives in New York City.