Goodreads Blurb: "With the birth of his daughter, the sixty-three-year-old Cary Grant— still urbane, athletic, sublimely handsome, always self-effacing—retired from the screen to devote himself to his longed-for child.
In Good Stuff, Jennifer Grant writes of her enchanted but very real life with her father, playing, laughing, dining, and dancing together through the thick and thin of Jennifer’s growing up; the years of his work, his travels, his friendships with “old Hollywood royalty” (the Sinatras, the Pecks, the Poitiers, et al.) and with just plain old royalty (the Rainiers)...until Grant’s death at the age of eighty-two.
She writes of the love he showed her, the lessons he taught her, of his childhood as well as her own. Here are letters, notes, cards, and drawings from father to daughter and from her to him . . . photographs taken at home and on their many adventures . . . and bits of conversation between them (Cary Grant kept a tape recorder going for most of their time together).
Good Stuff captures the magic of a father’s devotion (and goofballness) and reveals a daughter’s special odyssey of loving, and being loved, by a dad who was Cary Grant."
Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of my Father, Cary Grant by Jennifer GrantAs a retro loving woman who recently lost her father, I am completely drawn to this book. While she only had roughly nineteen years with her father, it sounds like he made sure those years were rich and beautiful.
So I'm curious, what are you wishing and waiting for this Wednesday?
Credit: Thank you Hooked on Houses for bringing this book to my attention. Head over to Hooked on Houses to peak into Cary Grant's former home.