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The Resource Friends : a love story, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance with Hilary Beard

Friends : a love story, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance with Hilary Beard

Label
Friends : a love story
Title
Friends
Title remainder
a love story
Statement of responsibility
Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance with Hilary Beard
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Happily married actors Basset (Akeelah and the Bee) and Vance ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") trade off chapters to tell their parallel autobiographies in this welcoming testament to love, faith and hard work. Basset's story is the more compelling, moving from her poor, unstable childhood through grade school, drama school at Yale and eventual success with a clear, confident voice. But Vance's honest, charming tone carries his narrative well, relaying his struggles with insecurity and egomania as he finds early success. Both take readers behind the scenes of stage shows and major films-Boyz N the Hood, Six Degrees of Separation and What's Love Got to Do With It? among them-but focus just as much on romantic and familial relationships. Long-time acquaintances, the pair quickly fall in love once they start dating in 1996, though readers might grow impatient during the 250 pages it takes to get there. Their stories come together to tackle marriage, the trials of a two-career household and the addition of twins by way of a surrogate mother. The only real misstep comes in the last chapter, "Lessons from Our Road Less Traveled," in which the subtle theme of religious fealty threaded throughout turns sanctimonious. Otherwise, this entertainment double-bio is a pleasure, and should hold special interest for fans of film and faith." --PW Annex Reviews
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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185382
Cataloging source
UKM
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Bassett, Angela
Dewey number
791.430280922
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Beard, Hilary
  • Vance, Courtney B
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True
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  • Bassett, Angela
  • Vance, Courtney B
  • African American motion picture actors and actresses
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
Friends : a love story, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance with Hilary Beard
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
398 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780373830589
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm76798045
  • OCoLC
Label
Friends : a love story, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance with Hilary Beard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
398 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780373830589
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm76798045
  • OCoLC

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