About the Book

Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford

by Donald Spoto

Joan Crawford was one of the most incandescent film stars of all time, yet she may have also been one of the most misunderstood. In this brilliantly researched, thoughtful, and intimate biography, bestselling author Donald Spoto goes beyond the popular caricature—the abusive, unstable mother portrayed in her adopted daughter Christina Crawford’s memoir, Mommie Dearest to give us a three-dimensional portrait of the real woman behind the actress, her dazzling career, and her extraordinary life and times.

Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford
by Donald Spoto

  • Publication Date: June 28, 2011
  • Genres: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: It Books
  • ISBN-10: 0061856010
  • ISBN-13: 9780061856013