In the follow-up to Knock Wood—her bestselling “engaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The New York Times)—Candice Bergen shares the large events: her marriage to your famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom.
A Fine Romance starts off with Bergen’s charming first husband, French director Louis Malle, whose huge appetite forever broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness never diminished their adoration for each other. But her real romance begins when she discovers overpowering adoration for her daughter after a period of ambivalence about motherhood. As Chloe matures, Bergen finds her comic genius inside the biggest TV role from the 80s, Murphy Brown, and makes unwanted headlines when Dan Quayle pulls her to the 1992 presidential campaign.
Fifteen years inside their marriage, Malle is diagnosed with cancer, and Candice is unflinching in describing her and Chloe’s despair over his death. But after a period of widowhood, she gets the sweet shock of getting a different kind of soulmate. Candice takes us throughout the first a lot of her new marriage and shares the bittersweetness of watching Chloe go away and flourish—and the comedy of any losing battle against those damn wrinkles and further pounds.
A natural writer, Candice is hilarious, brutally honest, down-to-earth, and wise. She could be a beautiful Hollywood actress having a charmed life, but Candice is somebody who can talk frankly about extraordinary events. Readers who pull-up a chair will feel as if they’ve just developed a best friend.