At first blush, the recent "Evening with Diane Keaton" at New York's 92nd Street Y appeared to be simply a promotional event for the paperback release of her memoir "Then Again." Instead, unsuspecting audience members were engaged in something wholly more human. Packing an emotional one-hour punch, Keaton breezed by her own acting career to discuss her mother Dorothy Hall.
With the casual humility that has come to define her character on screen and off, Keaton broke down the barrier between audience and presenter to share some truly personal details of her life: heart-wrenching stories of Dorothy slipping through later stages of Alzheimer's, Diane's regret for not having read her mother's exhaustive diary collection at an earlier age, home video footage of her mother smiling and recalling her past, despite the forgetfulness that laid claim to her memory with each passing day. What could have been a gloating superstar was instead a reverential daughter. This Mother's Day, remind yourself and your mom of the love you share with these thought-provoking and heart-warming reads.
- Then Again by Diane Keaton
- Against Wind and Tide by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- All That Is Bitter and Sweet by Ashley Judd and Maryanne Vollers
- Appetite for Life by Noel Riley Fitch
- Burn Down the Ground by Kambri Crews
- Dream New Dreams by Jai Pausch
- King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
- Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
- My Happy Days in Hollywood by Garry Marshall
- Paris in Love by Eloisa James
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed