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Sally Field’s son Sam Greisman says revelations in his mom’s new memoir make him feel even closer to her

Just read an interview in The New York Times with Sally Field about her deeply personal memoir In Pieces which will be released next week.

She writes about her relationship with the late Burt Reynolds and much more but the big revelation is that she was sexually abused by her famous stepfather Jock Mahoney, a stuntman and actor.

Her youngest son, Sam Greisman, tells The Times that he had been broadly aware that she had been abused by her stepfather, and that he knew she’d had “a childhood where no one was allowed to talk about anything.”

Greisman, a 30-year-old filmmaker, said that when he was growing up, his mom “was already a woman with a very established career. I never felt like I saw her unsure how to handle something. She always seemed so together.”

Reading In Pieces and seeing the full breadth of his mother’s life has given him a greater appreciation for her: “To see her as someone who grew up confused and made mistakes and went through these traumas, it made me feel more connected to her.”

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