Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett: He was the handsome Academy Award-nominated star of Paper Moon and the classic romance Love Story. She was the beautiful, all-American Charlie’s Angel, whose poster adorned the bedroom walls of teenage boys everywhere. One of the most storied love affairs in Hollywood history, their romance has captivated fans and media alike for more than three decades. In a tragic turn, the world lost Farrah after a tragic battle with cancer in 2009, but in his intimate memoir Both of Us, Ryan brings their relationship to vivid life.
Fans of each other from afar, Ryan and Farrah met through her husband, Lee Majors, and fell passionately in love. Soon, however, reality threatened their happiness and they struggled with some serious matters, including the disintegration of Farrah’s marriage; Ryan’s troubled relationship with his daughter, Tatum, and son, Griffin; mismatched career trajectories; and raising their young son, Redmond - all leading Ryan and Farrah to an inevitable split in 1997.
Ryan fought to create a life on his own but never stopped longing for Farrah. Eventually he realized that he had lost his true soul mate. Older and wiser, he and Farrah found their way back to each other and were excited to start a new life together. But their bliss was cut short when Farrah was diagnosed with cancer and passed away just three years later.
Ryan’s deep love for Farrah and his devotion to preserving her memory are evident in Both of Us. Drawing on decades’ worth of personal records and keepsakes, he has included never-before-seen photographs, letters exchanged between him and Farrah, and his own diaries, making this a poignant and compelling memento for her fans. Written with candor and emotional honesty, it is a true Hollywood love story.
©2012 Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco, Kent Carroll (P)2012 Random House
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4 out of 5 stars
By John Zoetebier on 23-07-12

Very touching story

What made the experience of listening to Both of Us the most enjoyable?

Gives a good and honest view of life of Ryan O'Neal

What did you like best about this story?

The honest view on good an bad from his life with Farah and his children

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end of the life of Farah

Any additional comments?

Recommend to listen to this book if you like true life stories

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on 26-07-12

Narrates Like He Parents

Where does Both of Us rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

It's a nice story. I'm 55 from Southern California so I remember these days well. But I don't care for Ryans reading. He stammers, halts, has pauses when he shouldnt and sounds like he's reading something he's never read before.

What did you like best about this story?


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ryan O'Neal?

Not really sure. It's always best it seems to have the writer read his own words but in this case I disagree.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. Ryan is obviously living a life of regret. And to that I can relate.

Any additional comments?

I don't mean any offense to Mr O'Neal, just didn't care for his reading.

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