A Fine Memoir: A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen
At its core, Candice Bergen relates her romance with late husband Louis Malle and her daughter’s life in A Fine Romance. She talks about being an independent woman who falls in love with an equally independent man and the challenges of their lives on separate continents and raising a daughter while they both had full time jobs.
Overall, this book was so well-written it made me really happy I selected it from the library’s Overdrive program. Once I got into it, it was a very quick read. Bergen is someone I respect, so getting a look into her life felt a little more intimate than I was expecting. It was eye-opening to read as a grown woman, which helped me relate to Bergen in a different manner than I did when Murphy Brown was on the air. It was wonderful to hear that Bergen found another romance (and a happy ending) after Malle’s passing, and that she still has a strong bond with her daughter.
Who would read this: Fans of Murphy BRown or Miss congeniality or view from the top, fans of celebrity memoir.
Time to Read: 7 hours, because it took a while to get into it.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars.
Funny Story: i was a huge murphy brown fan growing up, so it was great that this gave a little more information into the series.
Final thoughts: while this was a deep read, it was definitely a good read–do not be put off by the depth of the beginning of the novel.