BEYOND MY WORTH by Lillian Roth


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A follow-up to her best-selling bottle-biography I'll Cry Tomorrow, is again an emotionally unbuttoned memoir- but now, with success smiling through the tears, she is not forgetful of past troubles- her own and others. ""The arrows still fly""- and she has her depressed periods, her dry jitters, and occasional hysterical blindness; she is very receptive to the woes of the world brought to her through the success of her book, and she shares her hard-learned lessons. And she tells alot about her comeback- in nightclubs, records, the making of the movie based on her book, her talks to groups- a hospital here, a prison there, her appearance at the Persian Room, and finally her determination to become a straight dramatic actress- if possible. And after 46 years of living in hotels and apartments, there is the prized security of a home of her own- and the marriage she has stabilized with Burt whom she met in A.A...... An encore, and one can question if the audience turn-out will be quite as strong; on the other hand there's a certain name value as well as a strong religious and regenerative upbeat.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1958
Publisher: Frederick Fell