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A pocketful of happiness : a memoir / Richard E. Grant.

"Richard E. Grant emigrated from Swaziland to London in 1982, with dreams of making it as an actor. Unexpectedly, he met and fell in love with a renowned dialect coach Joan Washington. Their relationship and marriage, navigating the highs and lows of Hollywood, parenthood, and loss, lasted almost forty years. When Joan died in 2021, her final challenge to him was to find a "pocketful of happiness in every day." This honest and frequently hilarious memoir is written in honor of that challenge--Richard has faithfully kept a diary since childhood, and in these entries he shares raw detail of everything he has experienced: both the pain of losing his beloved wife, and the excitement of their life together, from the role that transformed his life overnight in Withnail and I to his thrilling Oscar Award nomination thirty years later for Can You Ever Forgive Me?"-- Provided by publisher

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  • ISBN: 9781668030691
  • ISBN: 1668030691
  • Physical Description: 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- December -- January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- Solo sailing -- Epilogue -- Tributes to Joan Washington.
Subject: Grant, Richard E., 1957-
Grant, Richard E., 1957- > Diaries.
Grant, Richard E., 1957- > Marriage.
Motion picture actors and actresses > Great Britain > Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses > Great Britain > Diaries.
Married people > Great Britain > Biography.
Married people > Great Britain > Diaries.
Lungs > Cancer > Patients > Family relationships > Diaries.
Genre: Diaries.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library B GRANT (Text) 33062009766040 New Adult Biography Checked Out 10/23/2023

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