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VIDEO: Tony Winner Swoozie Kurtz Talks Career, New Book on TODAY

Tony and Emmy awarding winning actress Swoosie Kurtz has penned a book about her numerous roles off-screen as well as on-, including her most recent: taking care of her 98-year-old mother. Swoosie stopped by today's Kathie Lee and Hoda and shared that she is joined at the heart with her mom, who has given her a positive outlook on life.

In "Part Swan, Part Goose", author Swoosie Kurtz recounts the most empowering decisions of her career and the misadventures that have made her the person she is today. Taking care of her elderly mother while also building a career as an actress has proven to be a great struggle, as told by Kurtz in this thought-provoking memoir.

Click here to read an excerpt of the book

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