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How does a Hollywood marriage
survive for forty years? How does any marriage? Dick York, the original
Darrin of Bewitched, stayed happily wed to his childhood sweetheart
through four decades of struggles, triumphs and sorrows. In his candid
memoir, The Seesaw Girl and Me, York illustrates six ways to keep a
union joyful and strong, whatever the circumstances.
(PRWEB) -- We know him best as the original
Darrin, the frazzled yet loving mortal husband of witchy Samantha
Stephens on Bewitched. But Dick York was also a real-life loving
husband whose marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Joan, lasted forty
Together they struggled to build York's career while raising five
children. Together they enjoyed the perks of York's film and television
stardom. And together they endured York's abrupt and public fall:
physical collapse, addiction to prescription pain-killers, unemployment
and financial ruin.
Through it all they remained true to their marriage vows. For richer or
for poorer, in sickness and in health, only death could part them.
Sadly, Dick York died in 1992. His memoir,
The Seesaw Girl and Me, is now in print for the first time. A candid
account of the actor's bittersweet life, The Seesaw Girl and Me at
heart is a love letter from Dick to Joan (the seesaw girl) and an
anecdotal roadmap to lasting love.
By example rather than by preaching, York demonstrates six ways to keep
a union joyful and strong, whatever the circumstances:
1. Express your love often in words.
2. Demonstrate your love often in actions.
3. Accept each other's flaws; value each other's strengths.
4. Play together.
5. Work together.
6. Create together.
“Dick was true, and he was real," says Joan York. "I think
the love story between Darrin and Samantha comes across so well because
that was an experience that Dick was well versed at: love.”
Reviewers have called York's book “funny and
lyrical” and “unusual and inspiring.”
“The true gift in this book is the message of loving the
people in one's life,” writes Elizabeth Upham in ForeWord
Magazine. “This book will stay with readers and may enhance
perceptions of life and relationships, and that's much more magic than
Darrin ever witnessed on Bewitched!”
The Seesaw Girl and Me: A Memoir is available from the publisher, New
Path Press, at http://www.newpathpress.com
, and from the online booksellers Alibris
Book excerpts and an audio clip of Dick York are available at http://www.newpathpress.com
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