Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.

In Home, the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage.
With this second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films--Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, including Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.

Cowritten with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews's trademark charm and candor, Home Work takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring.

Title:Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780306845987
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    Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years Reviews

  • Nikki

    God bless the advent of Kindles and eBooks that allowed me to read this book whilst living internationally. And God bless what's-his-name....

  • Brina

    As a kid, I would much rather watch sports and play with baseball cards than usual girly girl activities. I was not drawn to Disney princesses, and my favorite movies from my childhood years were all ...

  • Cam Kovach

    It's always fun to read about our favorite personalities, and this book definitely delivers on that score. The writing is somewhat dry and unemotional, which is the opposite of what one looks for when...

  • Jacqueline de Roos

    I'm a little on the fence about this one. I've been a fan of Julie Andrews for years, and had been looking forward to a book about her Hollywood years ever since I read her first memoir. And, while up...

  • Luisa Knight

    Read a little over half and got out of it as much as I wanted. She didn’t talk long about the making of Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music, for which I was disappointed, because I was so looking for...

  • Kristy K

    Between a pick and an eh. Andrews definitely had some trials in her life and I liked that she was so upfront about her husband dealing with mental illness, but a lot of the other stuff felt drawn out....

  • Jeanette (Again)

    If you were to cross Mary Poppins with The Sound of Music, would you end up with The Flying Nun?...

  • Desi (Pastel Pages)

    Just finished this and I am SO sad because I feel like I got to know her as a dear friend and now it's time to say goodbye. This book was EVERYTHING if you are a fan of Julie already. I loved getting ...

  • Mediaman

    A surprisingly boring & poorly written book that deals with mundane topics like her kids (way too much about tiny co-author Emma), her husband's movies, her parents and druggie brother, her therapy se...

  • Mike Shoop

    This one somewhat disappointed me, as I found her first memoir, Home, quite interesting. But with this, I found that I really enjoyed it whenever she reminisced about the making of her most iconic fil...