By Alana Stewart
(Vanguard Press, Hardcover, 9781593157074, 288pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
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A rags-to-riches, gritty, and inspirational memoir by Alana Stewart, the former wife of celebrity icons George Hamilton and Rod Stewart.
Alana Stewart is an actress, talk-show host, former model, and president of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation to support cancer research. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love and Friendship and producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary Farrah’s Story. In 2011, Stewart received the prestigious True Grit Award from the John Wayne Cancer Institute for her contribution to the fight against cancer. She tours the country regularly, speaking about cancer, addiction, women, aging, her personal battle with chronic fatigue syndrome and her four decades of experience in Hollywood. Stewart lives in Los Angeles, California.
“Alana Stewart is a rare blend of wisdom and glamour. Her relatable, womanly perspective on everything she has been through creates a compelling story—not only because of the glitz of its external drama, but also because of the sincerity of her internal search. She's had the outer life of a star and the inner life of a seeker. Her tears, her triumphs and her moments of understanding create a fiercely touching memoir. Her story remains with you and illuminates your own.”
—Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and motivational speaker
“I’ve have had the pleasure of knowing Alana Kaye Collins from Nacogdoches, Texas when she first arrived in town, and whose name I helped change to Hamilton. Later, with no help from me. I saw her change it again to Stewart. Through marriages and divorces I’ve gotten to watch this fascinating and complex woman come into her own, from small town roots to the confidante of the glamorous and powerful. Her take on the ride is not only insightful and exciting, it’s gut-wrenching and ... more than enough for a lifetime and through sickness and health—ours and others—we have remained friends ... not a small thing in Tinseltown, but read it for yourselves…some of which is between the lines ... mine of course!”
—George Hamilton, Actor
“Alana Stewart is as beautiful as she is smart, funny, compassionate, and wise. Talented in her own right, I imagine many a woman has envied her for all of these qualities, as well as for her very publicized marriages to two of America's iconic stars. What only a few of us know is the extraordinary number of obstacles and challenges Alana had to overcome, not just to live the life she has lived thus far, but to be here at all. She is all the more remarkable because of her incredible journey.”
—Carol Bayer-Sager, Oscar and Emmy Award-Winning Songwriter