Two adverbs title Diane Keaton's memoir, looking to the past and present. Then Again is lovely, wry, self-effacing, devoted, raw in parts and careful in others. As much about her mother Dorothy's life and Keaton's love for her as about Keaton, this chronicle looks at what it was like then as Keaton was growing up, and what happened then and again in her life as an adult: relationships with powerful men and the recreation of a family. Adverbs! How appropriately they place us in time and space.

 

Keaton sprang to prominence as an actress in filmmaker Woody Allen's 1977 Annie Hall , playing the neurotic, irresistible girlfriend of a neurotic, irresistible comedian (Woody), mirroring their real-life relationship. She went on to star in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Reds (1981), and The First Wives Club (1996), among other films, as well as being active as a photographer and real estate developer.

 

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