Academy Award-winning actress Huston’s “tireless fascination with the world is thrilling…” (Elle), and Watch Me is an “elegant and entertaining” (Chicago Tribune) account of her seventeen-year love affair with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom, and her mastery of the craft of acting.
Picking up where her first memoir A Story Lately Told leaves off, Watch Me is a chronicle of Anjelica Huston’s glamorous and eventful Hollywood years. “With a conversational intimacy, inhabiting the role of the new best friend” (San Francisco Chronicle), she writes about falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning how to act; about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor; about her collaborations with many of the greatest directors in Hollywood, including Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Richard Condon, Bob Rafelson, Mike Nichols, and Stephen Frears. She movingly and beautifully describes the death of her father John Huston and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. She is candid, mischievous, warm, passionate, funny, and a fabulous storyteller. Watch Me is a magnificent memoir “from a lady so simultaneously real, tough, vulnerable, privileged and candid, I want to hear whatever she tells me” (Lisa Schwarzbaum, The New York Times Book Review).
Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston has received honors from the National Society of Film Critics; the Independent Spirit Awards; and the Golden Globe Awards; as well as multiple Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy awards or nominations. Huston most recently starred on the hit TV show Smash. She is the author of the memoirs A Story Lately Told and Watch Me.
“If anyone doubted Anjelica Huston’s ability to produce another captivating memoir, Watch Me will set them straight… Here, Huston delivers the goods… Winking at the past through the lens of time, Huston gamely drops her mysterious veneer to reveal a vulnerable girl with a perpetually breaking heart… Huston’s tireless fascination with the world is thrilling: She never gets bored, and neither do we.”
– Keziah Weir, Elle
“Elegant and entertaining… What makes the book rewarding is the sheer grace of Huston’s prose. I can't think of another book by an actor that has the stylistic felicity of this one.”
– Tom Moran, Chicago Tribune
“Readers will come away from Watch Me with admiration… Her new memoir is just juicy enough to satisfy gossip lovers. And yet there's an appealing reticence about Huston, a withholding that jibes with her regal bearing.”
– Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today
“Huston’s fascinating life, superb storytelling skills, and generous heart are a winning blend that makes this book hard to put down. This memoir with both substance and flair is a must-read for Huston fans, those who enjoy film, and anyone who wishes to be entertained by a richly textured life well presented.”
– Library Journal, starred review
“From a lady so simultaneously real, tough, vulnerable, privileged, and candid, I want to hear whatever she wants to tell me, up to and including a description of every designer dress she ever wore.”
– Lisa Schwarzbaum, The New York Times Book Review
“Intelligent and wryly humorous… Huston shows us all how to keep life in perspective—even when it comes to skin cancer and the scars she had to hide on her nose in order to be able to work as an actress.”
– Leigh Newman, O, The Oprah Magazine
“The whole thing is a breathless whirlwind ofseediness, glamour, stitched-together silk scarves and magic mushrooms… Watch Me is full of glitz and glamour.But beneath the sequins and the Kelly-green jersey beats a real and honestheart.”
– Elizabeth Day, The Observer
“Huston is a wonderfully vivid writer… She hashad an extraordinary life and she tells it with great brio.”
– Lynn Barber, The Sunday Times
“Candid, mischievous and entertaining.”
– Ann Fotheringham, Evening Times
“Huston shares her father’s skill for spinninga yarn and isn’t prey to self-pity. You can’t blame her for the name droppingand you can’t help but admire her sheer zest… Whether describing her love forIreland, her passion for horse riding, or her dedication to her acting career,she is perceptive, witty, enthusiastic and gossipy by turns.”
– Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
“One of the things that makes this book solikeable is Huston’s refusal to pity herself… Her trump card is understatement.There is sadness and there is joy, but none of it so overwhelming that Huston losesher sense of perspective.”