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Tatum O'Neal's Publishers Taking It One Day At A Time

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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You know that line about the Chinese word for "crisis" being the same as the one for "opportunity"? So, apparently, do the folks at HarperCollins: In the wake of Tatum O'Neal's crack-buy bust, one sharp publicist sent out a promo for A Paper Life, the dope-loving actress' memoir. What should we know about the book?

A cross between a Greek Tragedy and Shakespearian saga, Tatum's life story is the ultimate victory-in-the-end tale. Born to two abusive parents, this talented, spirited young woman has endured and triumphed over everything from childhood neglect and spousal abuse and heroin addiction, only to suffer a recent heartbreaking relapse from hard won sobriety.
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