From Annie Hall to The Godfather, Manhattan to Father of the Bride, and First Wives' Club to The Family Stone, we have been captivated and inspired by the selfless, nurturing, and oftentimes eccentric characters played by Diane Keaton over the span of the past 40 years. As for her real life, Keaton speaks publicly about insecurities and body issues she suffered in her younger years, going to therapy, and wanting to look younger than her age. But, as she writes in one of her memoirs, “The exhausting effort to control time by altering the effects of age doesn't bring happiness.” At nearly 70 years old, Keaton radiates confidence, success, and - if her interviews on Ellen are any indication - is having the time of her life.
Keaton has written three books, most recently a memoir called Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, in which she shares the wisdom she's amassed through her life as actress, mother, daughter, artist, and international style icon. She delves into the importance of staying true to oneself, despite the pressures of other people and society, in a candid and hilarious way. A year later, her book still graces window displays and shelves front-of-store as a bestselling must read.
Love is too weak a word for how we feel about you, Diane. We lurve our #MondayMuse.