World, rejoice! Candice Bergen has penned a second memoir, three decades after her first, Knock Wood. The new chapters in A Fine Romance offer a poignant, charming and funny glimpse into Bergen's later years and her marriage to French director Louis Malle. 

Candice Bergen
Bergen has spent the past three decades working in theatre, film, TV and on her biggest role - Murphy Brown.

The book also focuses on motherhood - Bergen had her daughter, Chloe, at 39 - and the success she found later in her career with the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown, which ran between 1988 and 1998. Long before Tina Fey's Liz Lemon, Murphy Brown became the example of a driven, funny, complex career woman, trying to have it all. Bergen was the perfect actress to play her.

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Bergen doesn't gloss over the darker parts - she writes in detail about losing Malle to cancer and then finding love and marriage again with New York real-estate developer Marshall Rose. Along the way, she deals with Chloe leaving the nest - her daughter is now the social editor for Vogue - and the vagaries of growing older, including suffering a stroke in 2006.

In an interview with The LA Times, Bergen reveals how difficult some of the admissions were for her. And why the second book took so long: "It was something that I didn't want to do for the reason that I didn't want to open up a lot of things about my late husband that I knew would be very painful to go into and relive. I also feel that any kind of memoir is just a tome to narcissism. I thought if I am going to write another memoir, I think the only antidote to the narcissism of it is that you are as honest as you are capable of being."