BOOKS: MIA FARROW TELLS HER SIDE

A LIVELY MEMOIR BLASTS WOODY BUT TALKS TENDERLY ABOUT HOLLYWOOD, SINATRA AND ADOPTING KIDS

The book was published last week with the kind of fanfare that trumpets commercial fireworks. It was withheld from reviewers and the media until Wednesday, the day it went on sale. That protected any headline-grabbing revelations it might contain, not to mention the serializations scheduled to run in 12 countries. Said a spokesman for the publisher: "It was a very calibrated timing."

Other things required no calibration, since the book was Mia Farrow's memoir, What Falls Away (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday; 370 pages; $25). An author as hot as Farrow doesn't go on a book tour. Barbara, Oprah and Larry date her...

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