Sally Field, 71, was all smiles at a recent special event celebrating the upcoming debut of her long-awaited memoir, In Pieces.

Prior to entering New York’s 92Y community center and cultural institution to chat about her new book with journalist, Cynthia McFadden, Field wowed fans and photographers on the red carpet with her seemingly ageless appearance and spot-on style.

She looked elegant and chic in a head-to-toe cream-colored ensemble featuring a semi-fitted dress with a flowy, knee-length skirt and ¾ sleeve cardigan. Field completed the look with stylish black-framed glasses, tan heels, and a simple bracelet.

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As she smiled for the cameras, Field radiated youthfulness with her glowing skin, minimal makeup, and casual, tousled, shoulder-length hair, proving that 71 seriously suits her.

In Her Own Words

Field has spent many years building an incredibly accomplished acting career with countless outstanding television and film performances in productions like Gidget, Smokey and the Bandit, Mrs. Doubtfire, Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias, and Lincoln, to name a few.

And while Field is undeniably one of the most famed celebrities in Hollywood, she has managed to keep her private life fairly private over the years, with her personal matters rarely making headlines.

Considering the decades that she has spent in the public eye, audiences surprisingly know very little about Field’s childhood, relationships, and personal experiences growing up on the silver screen – all of which she is sharing in her new memoir, In Pieces.

While many celebrities write memoirs comprised mostly of surface-level stories featuring anecdotes about famous friends, fame, and fortune, Field took a different approach in composing her memoir.

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Starting with her difficult childhood, Field takes readers on an intensely personal, incredibly insightful,  and often painful journey through her youth and upbringing, her career as an actress, and her personal experiences as a wife and mother. She describes the book as a tell-all that will allow readers to see a completely unknown side of her.

Field shared her thoughts on the memoir and motivation behind writing the book in several Tweets earlier this year, saying, “In Pieces is about the little girl that I was, about the teenager who backed into becoming a celebrity, and about the craft that taught me to stand on my feet, a craft that helped me find my way out of a complicated childhood.”

“I knew I had a story to tell. It’s incredibly personal for me, things I never thought I’d say out loud. But, I needed to put all the pieces in front of me, so I could see what picture they made. Maybe others will recognize some of the pieces in themselves.”

And in an interview with NPR, Field shed some light on how she was able to write with such raw honesty, explaining that when she began writing, she wasn’t sure that she would ever actually publish the book, “I wrote it for myself. I didn’t know whether I’d ever have the guts to publish it. [But] I felt this urgency, this anxiety, this need to find something that was festering in me…I found out that I had to put all the pieces out in front of me and try to fit them together and see if I could witness something…and know the answer to why I was feeling this way.”

Based on initial reviews, it looks like this Oscar and Emmy winning actress may soon be able to add accomplished literary genius to her ever-growing list of accolades and accomplishments.

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You can pick up your copy of Sally Field’s memoir, In Pieces, everywhere now.

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