Longtime Hollywood the Write Way readers know that I am a fan of Sissy Spacek‘s film career but this time, it’s not a movie that we have to look forward to! We loved her in Carrie , the smash hit The Help, and everything in between over the past 40 years but what has really happened behind the scenes in between? Spacek opens up all about it in her new memoir which I cannot wait to read!
In her memoir MY EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE (Hyperion, on sale 5/1), Spacek opens up about her personal, as well as professional, life—from growing up in small-town Texas, to moving to New York to begin a singing career and living with her cousin Rip Torn, to meeting her husband (to whom she is still married) on the set of Badlands, her career in film working with such directors at Robert Altman, David Lynch, and Brian De Palma, and her decision to live about as far away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as one could get, in the hills of Virginia.
Written in Spacek’s witty and warm style, MY EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE is a story of perseverance, talent, and grace, and how the characters she met and stories she heard while growing up in Quitman, Texas, informed the rest of her life and work.
My Extraordinary Life by Sissy Spacek releases May 1, 2012.