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Five Surprising Facts About Kevin McEnroe's New Novel

Five Surprising Facts About Kevin McEnroe's New Novel

Originally posted 06/02/2015 03:15PM

In this week's PEOPLE, Kevin McEnroe, the son of Tatum O'Neal and tennis great John McEnroe, opens up about what it was like to grow up in his troubled family – but it's his new novel he really wants to talk about. Here are five fun facts about his well-received new book, Our Town, the bumpy road to finishing it and what's coming up next.

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Griffin O'Neal: 'My Whole Family Has Been Destroyed to Smithereens From Addiction and Alcoholism'

Griffin O'Neal: 'My Whole Family Has Been Destroyed to Smithereens From Addiction and Alcoholism'

Originally posted 05/30/2015 04:25PM

Griffin O'Neal, the son of actor Ryan O'Neal and brother of Tatum O'Neal has struggled for years to break free from one of the most famously dysfunctional families in Hollywood.

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Tatum O'Neal on Redmond O'Neal: 'I've Never Seen a More Scary Side of Addiction' | Tatum O'Neal

Tatum O'Neal on Redmond O'Neal: 'I've Never Seen a More Scary Side of Addiction'

Originally posted 05/29/2015 04:00PM

Redmond O'Neal, the only son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, has struggled with a serious drug addiction for many years. Now that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has revoked his probation and issued a no-bail bench warrant for his arrest in April, his half sister, Tatum O'Neal, admits she is extremely worried for his safety – and his life. "I love him, but I have never seen a more scary side of addiction," O'Neal, 51, tells PEOPLE in this week's issue.

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Growing Up McEnroe: The Untold Story

Originally posted 05/29/2015 12:50PM

It's been a long road for the three children of Tatum O'Neal and John McEnroe, whose explosive marriage was marred by her addiction battles, his famous temper and their long, drawn-out custody battle. Today, their three children, Kevin, 29, Sean, 28, and Emily, 24, say they have found a new understanding of their experiences growing up in one of Hollywood's most famously troubled families.

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Tatum O'Neal on Ex-Husband John McEnroe: We Have No Relationship, But 'There Is Respect Now'

Tatum O'Neal on Ex-Husband John McEnroe: We Have No Relationship, But 'There Is Respect Now'

Originally posted 05/27/2015 02:40PM

After Tatum O'Neal split from tennis ace husband John McEnroe in 1992, years of turmoil followed. Amid claims and counterclaims of drug use, violent tempers and escalating fights, their custody battle over their three children became an all-out war. 

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Tatum O'Neal: 'I'm Dating Women Now'

Originally posted 05/27/2015 08:30AM

In a candid new interview in this week's PEOPLE, Tatum O'Neal talks about her bond with her eldest son Kevin McEnroe and her admiration for his new novel, Our Town – and she also reveals a surprising new turn in her love life.

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Kevin McEnroe on His Mom Tatum O'Neal: I Thought She Was Choosing Drugs Over Us

Originally posted 05/27/2015 07:30AM

As a young boy, Kevin McEnroe knew his mom, Tatum O'Neal, was struggling with drugs, even if he didn't understand the details of her heroin addiction. "I would lock myself in my room because it was hard to be around her not acting like herself," McEnroe tells PEOPLE.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Redmond O'Neal, Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's Troubled Son

Arrest Warrant Issued for Redmond O'Neal, Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's Troubled Son

Originally posted 05/16/2015 09:30PM

Redmond O'Neal – the son of actors Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett – is in trouble again.

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John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal's Son Arrested for Drugs

John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal's Son Kevin Arrested for Drug Possession

Originally posted 07/16/2014 06:00PM

Kevin McEnroe, the oldest son of tennis champ John McEnroe and his ex-wife, actress Tatum O'Neal, was arrested on drug charges in N.Y.C. on Tuesday.

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Ryan & Tatum O'Neal Reach Out to the Homeless

Originally posted 08/14/2011 11:00AM



Their father-daughter relationship was torn by run-ins with the law and battles with addiction. For a while, they didn't even speak to each other – for 25 years.

But now, two years after Tatum and Ryan O'Neal reconnected following the death of his longtime love, Farrah Fawcett, they were able to put their differences aside – and put on their dancing shoes – to reach out to those in need at the Hollywood Arts Center for homeless and at-risk young adults.

"My dad loves to dance. He's been dancing since I remember," Tatum, 47, says in a preview of the finale of their OWN show, Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals. "So it was great to see him dance because he's quite a good dancer."

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