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I'll Scream Later
by Marlee Matlin
Simon Spotlight Entertainment
ISBN 978-1-4391-0285-5
Published April 2009 - Hardcover - 326 pages - $26.00

After becoming reacquainted with Marlee Matlin in Dancing With the Stars, I was eager to read her book.  I remember the stir she caused with her breakthrough film Children of a Lesser God with William Hurt.  Everyone was fascinated with this beautiful and talented new young actress who was also profoundly deaf.  How did she do it?  Did it she did, and she won an Oscar for her work.  However, what I didn't know at the time (I lived on another continent) was that she and Hurt were romantically involved (really involved) and living together.  William Hurt does not come off well and it seems he lived up to his name.  I enjoyed reading about the background to her early life and career.  Matlin discusses her excessive pot and cocaine use, her promiscuous ways as a teenager (why do people have to always go overboard with drugs and/or alcohol only to have to face the world later with their problems?) to her movies and the many people she has met and worked with.  She also talks about her romances, her four children, her family (difficult relationship with her mother), her feelings about being deaf, and briefly about the charities and organizations she's come into contact with.  The most interesting about her book, I found, was that I got a wonderful insight as to how a deaf person goes through life.  Not a clear understanding of course, but an insight, and I gained much more respect and admiration for those who are unable to hear (blind people are another story) what the rest of us take for granted.  I loved her love of life, her love for her children, and the love she has for her husband.  She also briefly touches on her remarkable stint on Dancing With the Stars  What a contestant.  I was particularly touched by the kindness shown Marlee by Henry Winkler - it's amazing what a little helping hand and some true concern can do for another person.
Conclusion - Bravo!  A great read, full of encouragement for everyone.

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