Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Adult Nonfiction PN2287.H43 F47 2003
Summary: To the world, Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of elegance and grace. With a fragile radiance and natural charm, she restyled the image of the Hollywood glamour girl, becoming an icon of dignity, charity, and goodness. But to her son, she was much more -- a woman who invested her heart and soul in the most cherished role of a lifetime. Here, in this intimate memoir, that son remembers his mother, with love. A personal reflection of a truly wonderful life, Sean Hepburn Ferrer's account illuminates not only the "spiritual umbilical chord" between a mother and a son, but the steadfast bond between an actress and the millions who admired her. It is the moving portrayal of a woman whose tireless devotion to those less fortunate made her one of the world's most respected humanitarians. And ultimately, it is a testimony to Audrey Hepburn's undying faith in the power of love, which she justly believed "could heal, fix, make everything fine and leave you with peace and serenity." Here, a son gives unforgettable texture to his mother's life and her remarkable sense of family, of career, of her world. Here is Audrey Hepburn the child, whose mother instilled in her the value of honesty and hard work; the forgiving daughter who reconciled with a father she never knew; the insecure actress who attributed her extraordinary success to the talents of others; the selfless ambassador of UNICEF who devoted the last years of her life to fighting for the rights of children around the world; and the mother whose graciousness toward strangers, genuine caring for family and friends, and boundless enthusiasm for the good and simple joys in life gave blessing to everyone who shared them with her. In definingbeauty, Audrey Hepburn loved to quote a favorite poem written by a friend: "For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people." Sean Hepburn Ferrer has done just that, as only a son c
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