Grace Notes

Grace Notes

Book - 2017
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Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, Grace Notes is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress, Hollywood veteran, and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal.

Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you've read before.

Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married...with Children .

Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal's path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age fifty-two with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. Intimate, candid, and offering an inside look at a remarkable life forged within the entertainment industry, Grace Notes offers unprecedented access to the previously unknown life of a woman whom audiences have loved for over thirty years.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2017
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476796710
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 Sagal
Characteristics: viii, 244 pages : illustrations


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Jun 27, 2018

If you enjoy chronological bios, this may not be for you. I rather enjoyed the essay format - liitle snippets of Sagal's facinating life, intimately told as if to a good friend over a glass of wine on a quite evening of reflection.

Sep 23, 2017

I liked the first couple of seasons of Married with Children. She does write about that show. How she got the part and how the show came to an end. I would have liked to know more about her role in Sons of Anarchy. Her performance in the first few episodes was stunning! She is a bada@@ in that show!

May 23, 2017

"Married with children" was that rare show, a pure farce with absolutely no serious moments that loaded up on "sitcom jokes," yet worked. A great show! I have yet to read the book, it's on hold at the library right now, but I'm sure it will have some serious moments.

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