Memoir by Charles Bronson's Ex is E-Book Award Finalist

What was the iconic actor Bronson really like? First wife Harriett Bronson, married to him for 16 years, tells all in her award-winning memoir, Charlie & Me.

Woodland Hills, CA, September 30, 2011 --( Charlie & Me (Timberlake Press, 2011), a memoir by Harriett Bronson, first wife of the iconic Hollywood actor, Charles Bronson, is a finalist in the Global eBook Awards in the Autobiography and Memoir category. The Kindle book tells how the couple met in a Philadelphia drama school, fell in love and decided to make Charlie into a movie star. On their first date he had four cents in his pocket and went on to become one of the highest paid actors in the world. Their high profile marriage that produced two children disintegrated after Charlie fell under the spell–and into the bed–of the also-married English actress, Jill Ireland. After their divorce, Harriett sought a career other than just being “the ex Mrs. Famous” and ended up becoming a radio talk show host for nine years (on KABC, KIEV and KGIL). One reviewer dubbed her husky “purr” the “best female voice in radio.”

Born in Philadelphia, Harriett Tendler was the daughter of a Jewish dairy farmer. Her mother was killed riding a horse when the author was barely three years old. Harriett’s dream was to become an actress on the New York stage--but then she met Charlie. Charlie & Me is far from being a bitter memoir. It is a poignant and truthful account of a love tale gone wrong. It is Harriett’s valentine to the man she has never stopped loving.

“Everyone is talking about eBooks,” said Dan Poynter, founder of the Global eBook Awards. “eBooks have reached the tipping point and are outselling books on paper in several categories. eBooks are not replacing paper books, they are in addition to paper books.”

According to Joseph Dowdy, the Director of the Awards, this year’s competition demonstrated the power of eBooks to bring new voices to the world of literature. “We congratulate all the winners, finalists and nominated entries and we wish them all continued success as others discover their talent and value their work.”

Timberlake Press
Sylvia Cary