Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood by Suzanne FinstadNatalie Wood was always a star; her mother made sure this was true. A superstitious Russian immigrant who claimed to be royalty, Maria had been told by a gypsy, long before little Natasha Zakharenkos birth, that her second child would be famous throughout the world. When the beautiful child with the hypnotic eyes was first placed in Marias arms, she knew the prophecy would become true and proceeded to do everything in her power — everything — to make sure of it.
Natasha is the haunting story of a vulnerable and talented actress whom many of us felt we knew. We watched her mature on the movie screen before our eyes — in Miracle on 34th Street, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass, and on and on. She has been hailed — along with Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor — as one of the top three female movie stars in the history of film, making her a legend in her own lifetime and beyond. But the story of what Natalie endured, of what her life was like when the doors of the soundstages closed, has long been obscured.
Natasha is based on years of exhaustive research into Natalies turbulent life and mysterious drowning in the dark water that was her greatest fear. Author Suzanne Finstad, a former lawyer, conducted nearly four hundred interviews with Natalies family, close friends, legendary costars, lovers, film crews, and virtually everyone connected with the investigation of her strange death. Through these firsthand accounts from many who have never spoken publicly before, Finstad has reconstructed a life of emotional abuse and exploitation, of almost unprecedented fame, great loneliness, poignancy, and loss. She sheds an unwavering light on Natalies complex relationships with James Dean, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Raymond Burr, Warren Beatty, and Robert Wagner and reveals the two lost loves of Natalies life, whom her controlling mother prevented her from marrying. Finstad tells this beautys heartbreaking story with sensitivity and grace, revealing a complex and conflicting mix of fragility and strength in a woman who was swept along by forces few could have resisted. Natasha is impossible to put down — it is the definitive biography of Natalie Wood that weve long been waiting for.
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Revealing The Hidden Secret in Think and Grow Rich (and how to use the book)
Think and Grow Rich is one of the most popular self-help books of all time some estimates point to sales of around million copies. In this blog post, I'm going to explore the most prescient ideas from the book and explain why, almost a century later, they still have the power to change your life. Napoleon Hill the author believed everybody should have one and I'll show you how to create, and use it, so you can realize your life's purpose. Then, I'll explain the true value of Think and Grow Rich , breaking down Hill's 12 Steps to Riches and explaining how to use each one in turn. Finally, I'll reveal The Secret to unlimited riches that Hill frequently refers to, but never explicitly states. Step 1: Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.