Contessa

An Unexpurgated and Intimate Autobiography of the Great Star as told to Jack Fitzgerald
  • Published: November 1999
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 544
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781583485569

Contessa transcends a life span of extraordinary breadth and variety.

Contessa's story is not only a bombshell of an expose but is also an insightful treatment of the life and career of a sensitive, creative, talented, and enigmatic icon of the theater and film. It offers the reader the untold stories and details of her victories and defeats.

Here is a totally candid and intimate self-portrait of a remarkable woman, her personal failures as well as her public successes. Contessa, the human being, is warm, witty, humorous and relentlessly honest.

Her story of chaos shows how she fought back at life and won control over her own destiny.

The fictitious Contessa is tempestuous, scintillating, poignant and passionate, open, honest and generous.

High praise for Jack Fitzgerald's previous work-

Fitzgerald has an uncanny knack of capturing American types and speech; it is in their conversation and present-day mores that Fitzgerald's talent shines. Fitzgerald is so adept with a pen he can make the improbably seem believable, utterly believable.
-The International Herald Tribune

Fitzgerald's manipulation of quick caricature is akin to the scheme that Ring Lardner employed to depict baseball riffraff, goofy pugilists and Tin Pan Alley trash. It is a humor achieved not by physical identification but by verbal. Just let one of his characters open his or her mouth and personality is stamped with jocose exactitude.
-The International Herald Tribune

Fitzgerald has an extraordinarily acute ear for the talk of ordinary people and records and edits it amusingly.
-The International Herald Tribune

Buy This Book

Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
Price: $22.95

Other Books By This Author