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Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering (edition 2012)

by Meredith Baxter

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Title:Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
Authors:Meredith Baxter
Info:Three Rivers Press (2012), Paperback, 304 pages
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Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering by Meredith Baxter



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I have to say this book really surprised me. I never would have imagined Meredith to have the life behind the cameras as she did. Didn't know she drank so much and had an abusive husband. I'm so glad I listened to this as I was a huge fan of Family and Family Ties. Great as an audio book read by Meredith. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
I am/was a fan but had no clue about her personal life except what I had seen post-Family Ties in the headlines. I loved this book! ( )
  Icepacklady | Jun 3, 2015 |
Interesting memoir of the star of Family Ties and many other shows---her difficult marriages, raising 5 children, and finally coming out as gay. ( )
  jovilla | Jun 8, 2011 |
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A Letter from Author Meredith Baxter
For about fifty of my 63 years, (that’s 79.365079365079% of my life) I was miserable. I thought I’d been a victim for most of it and, consequently, was pretty sure I was not to blame. I could save the blame for all the others who had conspired (so it seemed) to keep me down. I was the saddest girl you’d ever met and probably would have lived out my days in that sadness had I not experienced the miracle of a change in my thinking.

I thought that was worth writing about--the lessons I’ve learned--because they’ve been so many and so profound. I had to learn that, although I was indeed the center of my own life, I wasn’t necessarily the center of the lives of others. Most of you know that within your first decade, but I just took my time.

My book is about the price I paid for being so self-centered, where it all took me and how I broke the cycle of thinking that was so disastrous for me. Of course, along the way, I talk about my family, my career, my marriages and children, Family Ties and many movies. I talk about infidelity, domestic abuse, divorce, devastation and drinking my way through a few movies.

Once I get sober, all sorts of fun things start to happen. I get some great movie roles. I get married yet again. I get breast cancer and another divorce. Then, I realize I like girls. Finally, all’s well in my world and because all of these changes are so surprising and happening so fast and I don’t want to forget any of them, I decide I better write it all down.

A Look Inside Untied

Meredith in Hollywood, 1956
Bridget Loves Bernie publicity shot
Family Ties publicity shot
The twins and Meredith reading on the beach

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The actress best known for her role on the hit 1980s show "Family Ties" discusses the ups and downs of her life and career, including her childhood in Hollywood, her tumultuous personal life, her success as an actress, and her struggles with alcohol.

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