NEW YORK, Sept. 30 Actress and former model
Candice Bergen is publishing a second memoir, 23 years after
her first, publishers Simon and Schuster announced on Thursday.
Bergen, 64, whose career began on Groucho Marx's "You Bet
Your Life" quiz show at age eleven, is best known for her
Emmy-award winning role as a tough single mom and TV reporter
on the comedy "Murphy Brown".
Her first memoir, entitled "Knock Wood", was released in
1984, before "Murphy Brown" began its 10-year run on
A sequel has been in the works since 1987, but has been
delayed to her work on television and film, including a stint
as a lawyer on "Boston Legal".
"Some authors are worth waiting for, even if you have to
wait for two decades, and Candice Bergen is one of them," Simon
and Schuster executive vice president Jonathan Karp said in a
Priscilla Painton, the executive editor at Simon and
Schuster, said that "Candy has proven with her first book she
is a natural story teller -- funny and honest on the page. I
look forward to publishing the second part of her rich life
Bergen's recent movie outings include the romantic comedies
"Sex and the City", "Bride Wars" and "The Romantics".
(Reporting by Bernd Debusmann Jr.; Editing by Jill