In A Fine Romance, Candice Bergen shares with humor, honesty, and wisdom the big events of her life: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling in love again, and watching her daughter blossom.
The memoir begins with Bergen's first husband, director Louis Malle, whose appetite for life broadened her horizons and whose occasional darkness never diminished their love for each other. But her real romance begins when she discovers an overpowering love for her daughter Chloe after years of ambivalence about motherhood. As Chloe grows up, Bergen finds her comic genius in Murphy Brown, and makes unwanted headlines when Dan Quayle pulls her into the 1992 presidential campaign.
Fifteen years into their marriage, Malle is diagnosed with cancer and passes away. After years of widowhood, Bergen feels the sweet shock of finding a different kind of soulmate. She takes us through the first years of her new marriage and shares the bitter sweetness of watching Chloe leave home and flourish-and the comedy of a losing battle against wrinkles and extra pounds.
Bergen's film credits include The Sand Pebbles, Carnal Knowledge, Starting Over, and Miss Congeniality. She won five Emmy Awards for Murphy Brown. A gifted writer, Bergen has penned numerous articles and a play, as well as her first bestselling memoir, Knock Wood. In conversation with Madhulika Sikka,
Bergen's film credits include The Sand Pebbles, Carnal Knowledge, Starting Over, and Miss Congeniality. She won five Emmy Awards for Murphy Brown. A gifted writer, Bergen has penned numerous articles and a play, as well as her first bestselling memoir, Knock Wood.
Madhulika Sikka is executive editor for NPR News a role she joined in January 2013. As executive editor, Sikka oversees all desks and reporters, and helps set the agenda for the entire News division. Previously she served as the executive producer of NPR's Morning Edition. Ms. Sikka joined NPR in 2006 as supervising senior producer of Morning Edition and was promoted to deputy executive producer in 2008 and executive producer in 2009. Prior to joining NPR, Ms. Sikka worked for ABC News's Nightline, where she was a senior producer responsible for all aspects of the daily news broadcast. Ms. Sikka has also worked for World Monitor Television, CBS News, and NBC News. She is the recipient of four Emmys, two duPont awards, a Barone award, two Peabodys, three SAJA Awards, and a NABJ Award. She was also the recipient of the India Abroad Publisher's Award for Special Excellence 2009 and is the author of the forthcoming book: A Breast Cancer Alphabet. Ms. Sikka received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics and politics of development from Cambridge University.