I saw Ms. Field at the Cheltenham Literary Festival (UK) talking about her memoir 'In Pieces'. This is a woman who has been a fixture in my life from the time she was Gidget to playing Mary Todd Lincoln. But like most celebrities I knew only what she wanted us to know. Her book is about finding her voice and learning to say no. It is also about incest, #metoo and her very conflicted relationship with her mother. She is unsparing in her honesty but neither is she a victim. I took her seven years to write it - I read it in one sitting. Powerful and honest.