Both of Us: My Life with Farrah

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Ryan O'Neal and Farrrah Fawcett's story begins with the youthful optimism of new love between two charismatic and beautiful stars. Soon, though, reality intrudes: troubled children from previous marriages; Farrah's first husband, Lee Majors, reluctant to leave; mismatched career trajectories; the birth of their son; and drug abuse -- all leading to an inevitable break-up. After a relationship with a younger woman, midlife fears of growing older, and his own leukemia diagnosis, Ryan realized that he had cast aside his true soulmate, and he and Farrah started a new life together. When Farrah was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, Ryan stood by her side through grueling treatment, and ultimately faced the heartbreaking discovery that even his love couldn't save Farrah. No other couple has drawn the same unwavering fascination of fans and tabloid journalists alike for over three decades -- and no one can tell their behind-the-headlines story like Ryan O'

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About the author (2012)

Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal was born on April 20, 1941 in California. He is an actor and former amateur boxer. He began his acting career with a role as Rodney Harrington on the ABC nighttime soap opera Peyton Place. The show was a hit. Ryan then moved on to star in films such as Love Story in 1970. He was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award as best actor for his part in the movie. His other movie roles include: What's Up Doc?, Paper Moon, Barry Lyndon, and A Bridge Too Far. He also had a recurring role in the television series Bones as Max. In 2012 he released his book entitled Both of Us: My Life with Farah which is all about his life with the actress and model Farah Fawcett. It was a detailed memoir of their long-term relationship from 1979 until 1997 when they separated. They were reunited in 2001 and remained together until her death from cancer in 2009.

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