Francesca Bowyer has always been ‘The Hostess with the Mostess’…she is in her writing as well! She introduces us to all her characters …we fall in love and become best friends! Pure pleasure!

Ruta Lee


Some lives—and stories—are bigger than others. Francesca’s is one of them. This will prove to be a memoir you won’t soon forget!

Beverly Johnson

Supermodel and designer, Beverly Johnson Designs

About the Book

There have been several autobiographies written by the children of illustrious film-actresses. Christina Crawford wrote “Mommie Dearest” and Maria Riva wrote about her mother, Marlene Dietrich.

Ironically both of those actresses were close friends of my mother.

The book Francesca is writing offers the reader something new and different, however. It is not simply about my mother, who has always been a key factor in my life, but rather about how she influenced my life. She weaves her way through this story with an emotional umbrella of possessive love, jealousies and her passionate opinions about my every move. This story is about my life, so unconsciously influenced by my mother and my father that in fleeing to find my own identity, inevitably I run into my parents once again in another form.

It is a tale of passion, of the close line between love and hate and of the importance of loyalty. It is one I hope readers will not only be entertained by, but will be able to relate to and learn from. The story comes full circle, with a good ending. It is about people whose lives and minds are so different, yet whose worlds and persuasions follow a parallel path. I write this with love, honor and humor and the knowledge that none of us are born with a book of instructions.

Francesca’s is a delicious story from the only person who could tell it straight! A fabulous, exotic, heart-tearing, fascinating mem­oir. A juicy tell-all, a salacious story—with a good ending.

Kitty Kelley

Bestselling investigative biographer

Francesca has written one of those OMG! sort of stories…and it’s all true! It will be a best-seller, for sure.

Lorna Luft

Singer, Actress, Writer

I have tremendously enjoyed reading the initial draft. Francesca writes with elegance and insight, and her story is one that intersects the lives of a number of people I have known and care about. I am glad to have the tale in her rendition.

Walt Odets

Psychologist, photographer, writer (son of Clifford Odets)