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
ISBN:9780306845987
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  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Linda Bond

    If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be Julie Andrews in Hollywood, making all those fine films, your answers are at hand. From Ms. Andrews herself comes this second memoir (follow-up to Home...

  • Jaimedsworld

    I’m not the hugest fan of memoirs, but learning about Julie Andrews was pretty cool. I learned like 1000 news things about her and maybe 1 or 2 about myself. Julie Andrews has had one heck of a life...

  • Felicity

    Since I read Home last year I was hoping Julie Andrews would write a second memoir. I was delighted when I heard that Home Work was coming out and bought a copy the day it was published.Home Work cove...

  • Susie Stangland

    Will love Julie Andrews forever! If you haven’t read her first memoir, Home, she includes a thorough recap at the start of the book and then heads straight into Mary Poppins. I loved learning how ge...

  • Shaina Robbins

    I love old Hollywood and I love Julie Andrews, so this was a must-read for me. For the most part, it was delightful. I suspect I would have liked this less had I read a physical copy instead of listen...

  • 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...

  • Lori

    I was happy to see that Julie Andrews wrote her second memoir. I read her first memoir that she wrote from her birth to age 26. It ended with her on a plane to California to film Mary Poppins. Home Wo...