A collection of deeply personal conversations from award-winning actress and activist Laura Dern and the woman she admires most her mother--legendary actress Diane Ladd. What happens when we are brave enough to speak our truths to the ones we love the most? Laura Dern and Diane Ladd always had a close relationship but the stakes were raised when Diane developed a sudden life-threatening illness. Dianes doctor prescribed long walks to build back her lung capacity. The exertion was challenging and Laura soon learned the best way to distract her mom was to get her talking and telling stories. Their conversations along the way began to break down the traditional barriers between mothers and daughters. They discussed the most personal topics: love sex marriage divorce art ambition and legacy. In Honey Baby Mine Laura and Diane share these conversations as well as reflections and anecdotes taking readers on an intimate tour of their lives. Complementing these candid exchanges they have included photos family recipes and other mementos. The result is a celebration of the power of leaving nothing unsaid that will make you want to call the people you love the most and start talking.