What Falls Away

  • by Mia Farrow
  • Narrated by Mia Farrow
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In an exquisitely written memoir, Mia Farrow introduces us to the landscapes of her extraordinary life. Moving from her earliest memories of the walled gardens and rocky shores of western Ireland and her Hollywood childhood to her career as an actress, she writes of these experiences and her struggle to protect her children in a painful custody battle with Woody Allen. It was this crisis that led her to reflect upon the incidents that had brought her to a place so incomprehensible. Now, in What Falls Away, a memoir resonant not only in its honesty but also in its beautifully written prose, Mia Farrow speaks for the first time. Told with grace and deep understanding, as well as humor, What Falls Away goes beneath the surface of this amazing life, with all its drama, success, and pain, and exposes the inner workings of a mind and spirit for whom truth, compassion, and faith are essential.


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Humanitarian effort?

I had hoped this Mia Farrow would touch on her famous mother, Sinatra and her humanitarian efforts. I found the book the writings of a still bitter woman. I am sorry I wasted my time and money. If I wanted to read about Woody Allen I would have purchased a biography of Woody Allen. Skip this one. Not enough good to outweigh the bad.
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- Mary "Thank God for a mother who read to me all the time. If it were not for her I would not leave the house without an iPod."


Would you listen to What Falls Away again? Why?

Certainly. She has had an incredible life story. It is so well written and the characters she has met in her life ( from Salvador Dali, to Frank Sinatra to the Beatles) and with whom she had even more amazing stories is a must read/ listen

What did you like best about this story?

It is emotional, beautiful, honest, touching, everything you want in a book.

What does Mia Farrow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Fragility, honesty, closeness.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the parts where she talks about her adopted children and their traits.

Any additional comments?

Thank you Mia. You are an incredible woman. I admire you profoundly.

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- Frank Abignale "in awe"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2000
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio