Academy Award Winner Patricia Arquette’s Memoir To Be Published by Random House


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After winning many awards, including the Oscar, for her incisive portrayal of a vulnerable single mother over a 12-year period, Patricia Arquette is writing a memoir about her unconventional family, being a single mother at the age of 20, and her experience as a woman in Hollywood.

Susan Kamil, Publisher of Random House, who will edit the book, announced the world rights deal that was made with Richard Abate of 3 Arts Entertainment and Joseph Veltre of The Gersh Agency.

“Arquette is a remarkable woman,” noted Susan Kamil, “and the instant empathy audiences feel when they see her work on screen is completely evident on the page. The material I read is revelatory and deeply moving. Not a surprise from an actress of such nuance and intelligence.”

A fourth generation actor, whose eclectic and celebrated career has spanned the last three decades, Arquette is the great-granddaughter of vaudeville performers and granddaughter of the late comedian Cliff Arquette, who was best known for his character Charley Weaver, a character he created for the Jack Paar Show. Her late father, the journeyman actor Lewis Arquette, was credited by Patricia in her Screen Actors Guild Award acceptance speech for BOYHOOD as the person who “taught [her] to approach work with compassion and gratitude.” Along with Rosetta Getty, who is the co-founder of GiveLove— founded to assist displaced families after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The organization provides relief, sanitation and construction projects for communities in need.

“Over the years, the public has come to know aspects of me through my roles in film and television. Writing a memoir will be a new and intimate artistic journey for me, and I hope to bring to it the same honesty I have always sought to bring to my work as an actor,” said Arquette.

Courtesy of Prodigy PR.

Our interview with Patricia, where she mentions her book and what it will entail:

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Preston Barta

I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction ( as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.