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Sally Field set to release memoir in 2018


Sally Field hopes that if you like her—if you really like her—you'll read her upcoming autobiography,"In Pieces."

The memoir, five years in the making, will be published next fall.

The two-time Academy Award winner says her life story is about "the little girl that I was, about the teenager who backed into becoming a celebrity, and about the craft that taught me to stand on my feet, a craft that helped me find my way out of a complicated childhood."

Field, 71, won the hearts of TV audiences in two sitcoms that aired on ABC in the second half of the 1960s, "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun."

She soon scored even bigger success in movies, from comedies like "Smokey and the Bandit" (with boyfriend Burt Reynolds) and "Murphy's Romance" to dramas such as "Absence of Malice" with Paul Newman and "Forrest Gump."

But Field is perhaps best known for her Oscar-winning performances as a factory worker in 1979's "Norma Rae" and a farm widow in 1984's "Places in the Heart." Accepting the Oscar for the second time, she famously said, "I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!"

Her new book may help to further explain why.

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