Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love and Leading Roles

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 8:00pm
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. (at Chester)
Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love and Leading Roles

Tickets $5 @ Pages Books & Magazines, 256 Queen St. W. ****In-person ticket sales only, no reserves or phone orders****

From her sultry silver-screen debut in Body Heat to her recent award-winning performance as Martha in the stage revival of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Kathleen Turner has displayed a unique blend of fierce intelligence, beauty and raw sexuality that has driven both her personal and professional life. At the exclusive Toronto launch of her memoir, Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love and Leading Roles (H.B. Fenn/Springboard Press), the screen icon will engage in a revealing on-stage conversation with film critic Richard Crouse, punctuated with clips from her films. — A This Is Not A Reading Series event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, H.B. Fenn, and EYE WEEKLY.

Send Yourself Roses: In her memoir, Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts On My Life, Love and Leading Roles, film legend Kathleen Turner talks openly about her life, about how she struggled to maintain a close relationship with her daughter as her 20-year marriage dissolved. Turner reveals her painful struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and how, in spite of it, she made the daring decision to break from movies and re-launch her stage career. Turner shares some irreverent behind-the-screen stories of dealing with all types of creative, intimidating, and inspiring characters. Ever wonder what it's really like to work with legends like Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, Steve Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, and Edward Albee? Kathleen Turner has always played the lead in the story of her life. But it took a lifetime for her to learn the importance of sending herself roses!

Kathleen Turner is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. She came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in the Hollywood films Body Heat, Romancing the Stone and Prizzi's Honor. In recent years, Turner has found renewed success on the stage. She received a New York Critic’s Circle award in 2005 for her turn as Martha in the Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?. Send Yourself Roses is her first book.

Richard Crouse has been the co-host of Reel to Real, a movie review show on cable, since its 6th season and has a regular movie review segment on CTV’s Canada AM. Crouse often appears on CBC radio as a musical trivia expert. He has written several books on the music and movie industries, such as the bestseller The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen.