A Woman of Substance
If the word 'feisty' comes to mind, well, those were the least of Turner's exploits. Send Yourself Roses, coauthored by Turner and writer Gloria Feldt, tells the story of a woman whose life is enviable not because of her fame but because of her determination and integrity.
Personal Recollections and Revelations
Her stories are unexpected and often funny, like the time she almost coldcocked Strom Thurmond for one too many disparaging "little lady" remarks until the legendary Joseph Papp held her back. Others impart life lessons she has learned in her journey to find her own voice and celebrate herself as she grows older.
No Fear of Fifty
I don't want to be twenty again. I'm having that creative surge women often get when we pass fifty. I feel at the top of my personal and professional life....Send Yourself Roses is evidence that Kathleen Turner is enjoying a life well lived, and reveling in the revival of her stage career and the possibilities the future may hold. Her memoir is a bouquet that any woman - single or married - would be happy to catch.
I feel fortunate to be in a generation of women who have had the opportunity to support ourselves and be in control of our own finances....
[W]e're much more interesting after we've been out in the world, even if we've been a bit battered by by it from time to time. No, we're more interesting because we've taken our knocks and learned from them.
Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles
by Kathleen Turner and Gloria Feldt
Hardcover, 265pp. ISBN 978-0-446-58112-7
Springboard Press / February 2008