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Ullmann, Liv. CHOICES. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 193 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's second memoir. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Liv Ullmann's "Choices". The sequel to her enormously successful debut memoir, "Changing". Internationally known and loved as one of the finest film actresses the world has ever seen, the Norway-born Liv Ullmann used her fame to become UNICEF's Ambassador of Goodwill. In this role, she championed the use of breast milk, especially in developing countries, thereby incurring the ire of powerful multinational companies (primarily Nestle), which manufactured baby formulas. Her controversial and decisive role in this global campaign is modestly recounted by her, among accounts of her most personal feelings and thoughts about her loves (including the most famous one, Ingmar Bergman), her work as an actress, her daughter (Linn Ullmann, a critic and novelist), and most memorably, growing old. Youth is the most precious asset of a woman, second only to beauty, and the film business reinforces this superficial value with ruthless cruelty. Ullmann's reflections about the choices an older woman must make is the true subject of this "generous, deeply felt, and moving book". An absolute "must-have" title for Liv Ullmann collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the front free endpaper by the author: "Dear Randy and Sara - Wishing you happiness! Liv Ullmann". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Liv Ullmann has a daughter by the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, Linn Ullmann, author of "Before You Sleep". The similarity between their handwritings is simply uncanny. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest film actresses of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO INGMAR BERGMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394539869. $30.00

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