The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction

The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction

To celebrate her 75th birthday, Linda Gray, the iconic star of Dallas and timeless beauty, is sharing her road map to happiness in her revelatory memoir.

When Linda Gray, iconic star of Dallas, was twenty years old, a magazine editor coldly rejected her as a model, writing that, perhaps one day, “you might shape into something.” Since then, Linda has been evolving and growing, and has shaped into a role model for women of every age in her grace, beauty, generosity, and wisdom. She’s been through more pain and tragedy than her longtime fans realize, having suffered paralyzing polio as a child, growing up with an alcoholic mother, landing in a emotionally abusive marriage at twenty-two and living by her husband’s rules for sixteen years before she openly rebelled against him to take an acting class. At thirty-eight, Linda got her big break, as Larry Hagman’s wife on Dallas. With fame came a bitter, public divorce, trouble at home with her two kids, and the loss of her beloved sister to breast cancer. Linda got through it all—the challenges of sexism in Hollywood and the pressures of being a single working mom—with a relentlessly positive attitude that kept her cruising, with a few speed bumps, to the place of serenity she thrives in now.

To celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, Linda is opening up about her life for the first time. Inside this book, she tells deeply personal stories with wit, humor, and candor, and reveals how she’s learned to love every day as the blessing it is and to treat herself with the kindness she bestows on friends and strangers alike. Along with wisdom, Linda has accumulated a lot of practical tips about maintaining a healthy lifestyle—how to strengthen and detoxify your body, liberate your mind, and uplift your soul—and shares them as well. Her message to “give, love, and shine, baby, shine” will fill anyone with inspiration to live life to the fullest, and never stop pursuing honesty and joy.

Title:The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781941393093
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  • Wendy

    To celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday Linda Gray, the iconic star of "Dallas", opens up about her life for the first time in "The Road To Happiness is Always Under Construction". She tells deeply pe...

  • Danielle

    You don't have to be a fan of hers to appreciate her tips on how she lives. I have been a fan of hers since the first drink she threw in Larry Hagman's face. She dishes on her career and lessons she l...

  • Lori

    I read this book because I used to watch Dallas when it was on in the late 70s and 80s{ I will admit i stopped watching the series at about season 8} I even watching the first and part of the second ...

  • Sojourner

    It is not often that you come across a book with a title as thought-provoking as The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction by Linda Gray. I was not immediately sure about its author as I coul...

  • Rhonda Lomazow

    Linda Gray has written an honest open book about her real life.She. shares with us the problems in her marriage how she decided to take acting classes & start to act against her husbands wishes.We wat...

  • Gil

    What a wonderful surprise! I thought I was going to read a much beloved celebrity's autobiography, but instead I feel like I had a fun, loving and supportive conversation with an old friend. Such a re...

  • Kristin

    loved this book! Linda Gray is a very positive and accomplished woman. After reading her story, I look up to her even more. I love her perseverence and posituve attitude!...

  • Winter Sophia Rose

    Inspirational, Funny & Heartfelt! An Enjoyable Read! I Loved It!...

  • Mediaman

    This is part-memoir, part-self help advice book from a woman who is only known for one thing--starring on the TV show Dallas. Neither parts are successful.Linda Gray has an inflated sense of self and ...

  • Jonathan

    A bit of a rambling review coming up I'm afraid. I was hooked on Dallas when it started on TV in the late 70s. Soon enough Sue Ellen Ewing became my favourite character, and I began my life-long plato...