NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis released a memoir titled “Dying of Politeness” this fall, which the actor describes as her “journey to badassery.”
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Tuesday that the book will be published on October 11. According to the publisher, Davis will share “laughing stories” about her modeling career and provide candid accounts of the films “Tootsie,” “The Accidental Tourist” and “Beetlejuice” and co-stars such as Susan Sarandon of “Thelma & Louise,” Madonna of “A League of Their Own” and her ex-husband Jeff Goldblum of “The Fly.”
Davis, 66, said in a statement that the book would reveal how the game helped transform her into someone responsible for her own life. She won an Oscar for her supporting performance in “The Accidental Tourist” and was nominated for Best Actor for “Thelma & Louise.” In 2019, the academy awarded her the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Prize for her advocacy for gender equality in the media.
“As my career progressed, I went from playing a soap opera star in my underwear in Tootsie, to a housewife turned road warrior in ‘Thelma & Louise,’ to a baseball phenom. in ‘A League of Their Own,’ to the first female President of the United States as Commander-in-Chief, and more,” she said.
“For everything I put into each of those roles, I got a lot more out of them. I had the chance to train myself to live a different life – a bolder, freer and more authentic life – on screen. In this book, I will reveal the ways in which my public life – films, advocacy and my relationships – have impacted and empowered the private self, and will hopefully inspire my readers to develop their own sense of power. . ”
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