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The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente)

By Kirstie Alley

Emmy Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley’s candid and audacious memoir approximately her lifestyles and the boys she has shared it with—for greater and for worse.

John Travolta.

Parker Stevenson.

Ted Danson.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Kelsey Grammer.

Patrick Swayze.

Woody Allen.

Woody Harrelson.

And many others. . . . In 3 many years in Hollywood, Kirstie Alley has lived with, labored with, enjoyed, or misplaced all of those males, and during this revealing memoir, she peels again the layers (and occasionally the sheets) on her relationships with them all.

From the early days of her youth in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded via her loving father, her inquisitive and doting grandfather, and a more youthful brother she fiercely secure whilst she wasn’t promoting tickets to determine him bare, Kirstie Alley’s lifestyles has been formed and molded through males. “Men, males, wonderful men!” gave her her first large holiday in Hollywood and her awardwinning position on Cheers, and during marriages, a debilitating cocaine habit, the dying of her mom, roles in many of the greatest comedies of the final two decades, and a shocking stint on Dancing with the Stars, males proved to be the foundation for multitudes of the choices and dramas in Kirstie Alley’s lifestyles.

In this selection of associated essays that’s either hilarious and poignant in turns, Kirstie chronicles the entire strong, the undesirable, and the gruesome males who've stimulated and guided her. She demonstrates how males should be the air that ladies breathe or the resource of all in their frustrations. yet for greater or worse, Kirstie exhibits existence good lived is a existence lived within the corporation of guys, particularly in the event that they

remember to place the lid down. The artwork of guys (I want Mine al Dente) is a hilarious day trip into love, pleasure, motherhood, loss, intercourse, and self-discovery from one in all Hollywood’s such a lot enduring stars.

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