New York, NY — December 6, 2017
Grand Central Publishing (GCP) is excited to announce the acquisition of a memoir – IN PIECES – by legendary actor Sally Field. Millicent Bennett, Executive Editor at GCP acquired the North American rights from Molly Friedrich of The Friedrich Agency. IN PIECES will be published in hardcover print, e-book and audio editions in the Fall of 2018.
IN PIECES is an extraordinary memoir by one of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field, whose vivacious, infectious charm captivated a nation beginning with her first role as ‘Gidget’ at the age of seventeen. Field – who has never extensively discussed her private life — has been writing this memoir for more than five years.
Of writing the book, Sally Field said, “IN PIECES is about the little girl that I was, about the teenager who backed into becoming a celebrity, and about the craft that taught me to stand on my feet, a craft that helped me find my way out of a complicated childhood.”
Of the acquisition, Ben Sevier, SVP and Publisher of GCP, said, “In Sally Field’s powerful memoir, her millions of fans will find the intimate, honest, inspiring story of an American icon. Grand Central is honored to be publishing this important book.”
Millicent Bennett said, “I have been a lifelong fan of Sally Field’s work on the stage and screen, and it was a thrill to discover that her talents extend deep into the craft of writing, as well. Told in her own appealing, unforgettable voice, this is a raw, gorgeous, and moving account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.”
Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winning actor, who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. Her extensive film credits include performances in Robert Benson’s Places of the Heart, for which she received both the Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and Martin Ritt’s Norma Rae, receiving not only the Academy Award but also a Golden Globe, the New York Film Critics Prize, the National Board of Review Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, the National Society of Film Critics Award, and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival. For her performance as Mary Todd in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, she was given the New York Film Critics Prize for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA and an Academy Award. She also received Golden Globe nominations for her work in Smokey and the Bandit, Absence of Malice, Kiss Me Goodbye, and Steel Magnolias and received both SAG and BAFTA nominations for her work in Forrest Gump. Her other films include An Eye for An Eye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Soapdish, Not Without My Daughter, The End, Hooper, Stay Hungry (her first major film role), and Hello, My Name is Doris. She starred in both Punchline and Murphy’s Romance, which were produced by her production company, Fogwood Films.
Born in Pasadena, California and raised in a show-business family, Sally Field began her career in 1964 in the television series Gidget. She went on to star in The Flying Nun (1967 – 1970) and eventually starred in three television series by the age of twenty-five. She received Emmy Awards for her title role in the landmark miniseries Sybil and for her performance as a bipolar mother on ER. For her role as ‘Nora Walker’ on the ABC series Brothers & Sisters, which ran from 2006 to 2011, she received an Emmy Award, a SAG Award, and two Golden Globe nominations.
In 2002, Sally Field made her Broadway debut in Edward Albee’s The Goat and in 2004, received rave reviews for her role as “Amanda” in Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie at The Kennedy Center. In 2017, she revisited that role on Broadway under the direction of Sam Gold and was nominated for a Tony Award.
In 2012, Sally Field was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015, she was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the Board of The Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010.
Sally Field has three sons and five grandchildren.
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