Bookends: Sep. 7, 1987

CALL ME ANNA

by Patty Duke and Kenneth Turan

Bantam; 298 pages; $17.95

Celebrity confessionals replete with stories of loony behavior, backstage debauchery, family trauma and drug and alcohol abuse are all the vogue now -- it might as well be called the Betty Ford Clinic and Famous Writers School. But Patty Duke's contribution to the genre is something special, in part because she speaks with unusual candor, in part because Co-Author Kenneth Turan tells her story with artful artlessness. A child champion on The $64,000 Challenge who confessed at a congressional hearing that the show was rigged, Duke grew to...