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Untied - A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering-logo

Untied - A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering

Meredith Baxter

"I remember Sarah asking me, when I'd just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man. After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it. 'Hair,' I blurted. 'He has to have hair.'" Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for her enormously popular role as hippie mom, Elyse Keaton, on Family Ties. Her warmth, humor, and brilliant smile made her one of the most popular women on television, with millions of viewers following her on the small screen each week. Yet her success masked a tumultuous personal story and a harrowing private life. For the first time, Baxter is ready to share her incredible highs, (working with Robert Redford, Doris Day, Lana Turner, and the cast of Family Ties), and lows (a thorny relationship with her mother, a difficult marriage to David Birney, a bout with breast cancer), finally revealing the woman behind the image. From her childhood in Hollywood, growing up the daughter of actress and co-creator of One Day at a Time Whitney Blake, Baxter became familiar with the ups and downs of show business from an early age. After wholeheartedly embracing the 60s counterculture lifestyle, she was forced to rely on her acting skills after her first divorce left her a 22-year-old single mother of two. Baxter began her professional career with supporting roles in the critically panned horror film Ben, and in the political thriller All the President's Men. More lucrative work soon followed on the small screen. Baxter starred with actor David Birney as the title characters in controversial sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie. While the series only lasted a year, her high-profile romance with Birney lasted 15 volatile and unhappy years. Hiding the worst of her situation from even those closest to her, Baxter's career flourished as her self-esteem and family crumbled. Her successful run as Nancy on Family was followed by her enormously popular role on Family Ties, and dozens of well-received television movies. After a bitter divorce and custody battle with

"I remember Sarah asking me, when I'd just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man. After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it. 'Hair,' I blurted. 'He has to have hair.'" Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for her enormously popular role as hippie mom, Elyse Keaton, on Family Ties. Her warmth, humor, and brilliant smile made her one of the most popular women on television, with millions of viewers following her on the small screen each week. Yet her success masked a tumultuous personal story and a harrowing private life. For the first time, Baxter is ready to share her incredible highs, (working with Robert Redford, Doris Day, Lana Turner, and the cast of Family Ties), and lows (a thorny relationship with her mother, a difficult marriage to David Birney, a bout with breast cancer), finally revealing the woman behind the image. From her childhood in Hollywood, growing up the daughter of actress and co-creator of One Day at a Time Whitney Blake, Baxter became familiar with the ups and downs of show business from an early age. After wholeheartedly embracing the 60s counterculture lifestyle, she was forced to rely on her acting skills after her first divorce left her a 22-year-old single mother of two. Baxter began her professional career with supporting roles in the critically panned horror film Ben, and in the political thriller All the President's Men. More lucrative work soon followed on the small screen. Baxter starred with actor David Birney as the title characters in controversial sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie. While the series only lasted a year, her high-profile romance with Birney lasted 15 volatile and unhappy years. Hiding the worst of her situation from even those closest to her, Baxter's career flourished as her self-esteem and family crumbled. Her successful run as Nancy on Family was followed by her enormously popular role on Family Ties, and dozens of well-received television movies. After a bitter divorce and custody battle with
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"I remember Sarah asking me, when I'd just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man. After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it. 'Hair,' I blurted. 'He has to have hair.'" Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for her enormously popular role as hippie mom, Elyse Keaton, on Family Ties. Her warmth, humor, and brilliant smile made her one of the most popular women on television, with millions of viewers following her on the small screen each week. Yet her success masked a tumultuous personal story and a harrowing private life. For the first time, Baxter is ready to share her incredible highs, (working with Robert Redford, Doris Day, Lana Turner, and the cast of Family Ties), and lows (a thorny relationship with her mother, a difficult marriage to David Birney, a bout with breast cancer), finally revealing the woman behind the image. From her childhood in Hollywood, growing up the daughter of actress and co-creator of One Day at a Time Whitney Blake, Baxter became familiar with the ups and downs of show business from an early age. After wholeheartedly embracing the 60s counterculture lifestyle, she was forced to rely on her acting skills after her first divorce left her a 22-year-old single mother of two. Baxter began her professional career with supporting roles in the critically panned horror film Ben, and in the political thriller All the President's Men. More lucrative work soon followed on the small screen. Baxter starred with actor David Birney as the title characters in controversial sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie. While the series only lasted a year, her high-profile romance with Birney lasted 15 volatile and unhappy years. Hiding the worst of her situation from even those closest to her, Baxter's career flourished as her self-esteem and family crumbled. Her successful run as Nancy on Family was followed by her enormously popular role on Family Ties, and dozens of well-received television movies. After a bitter divorce and custody battle with

Language:

English

Length:

8h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:05


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:09


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:16


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:54


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:35


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:05


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:07


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:25


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:34


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:40


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:57


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:19


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:10


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:16


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:53


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:40


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:22


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:30


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:36


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:07


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:16


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:38


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:02


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:49


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:44


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:06


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:13


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:42


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:15


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:36


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

00:36