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An Affair To Remember Nicely timed to Katharine Hepburn's 90th birthday on May 12, Christopher Andersen's tale, An Affair to Remember, thoroughly...An Affair To RememberBiography Nicely timed to Katharine Hepburn's 90th birthday on May 12, Christopher Andersen's tale, An Affair to Remember, thoroughly...1997-05-23William Morrow
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An Affair To Remember

Genre: Biography; Author: Christopher Andersen; Publisher: William Morrow

Nicely timed to Katharine Hepburn’s 90th birthday on May 12, Christopher Andersen’s tale, An Affair to Remember, thoroughly chronicles the oft-told, rarely analyzed 26-year affair between Hepburn and the married Spencer Tracy. To Andersen’s credit, though a Hepburn fan — he named a daughter Kate — he doesn’t whitewash Tracy’s drinking binges, his violent outbursts, his verbal abuse, and Hepburn’s seemingly masochistic embrace of him. Though Andersen insists that Hepburn wasn’t a victim, that the two brought out the best in each other, his description of her as Tracy’s ”nursemaid” makes you think the book’s subtitle should be Smart Women, Foolish Choices. B+