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Home work : a memoir of my Hollywood years / Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton.

Andrews, Julie, (author,, narrator.). Hamilton, Emma Walton, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 AND (Text) 33500013146717 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 921 AND (Text) 33500013146709 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781549194917
  • ISBN: 1549194917
  • Physical Description: 10 audio discs (13 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Hachette Audio, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Includes bonus PDF disc with photographs (disc 11).
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Home, the enchanting Julie Andrews picks up her story with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing the career highlights, personal experiences, and reflections behind her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria and many others. Not only does she detail 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, moving on from her first marriage, embracing two step-children, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* Andrews recounts her early film years in Hollywood: her debut as the beloved Mary Poppins was followed by The Sound of Music, and then she rocketed to worldwide celebrity. Fans won't be surprised at Andrews' delightful reading—her presentation radiates with charm and directness, spoken in a crisp, light English accent. Her well-known voice describes a life encompassing years of yearning for a settled home; joy as her career takes off with unexpected accolades; an almost embarrassed, disbelieving excitement at winning the Oscar for Mary Poppins; and her calm, filmmaking-business-as-usual tones when her clothes caught fire during a shoot. She also details the toll of stardom: missing her little daughter, Emma; separate schedules and work locations eventually straining her first marriage and leading to the sadness of divorce; and her gratitude for the many support staffers who helped her succeed—all authentically felt, as conveyed, to listeners. An excellent choice for mainstream and film studies collections, the CD recording includes a pdf of photos. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    *Starred Review* Andrews recounts her early film years in Hollywood: her debut as the beloved Mary Poppins was followed by The Sound of Music, and then she rocketed to worldwide celebrity. Fans won't be surprised at Andrews' delightful reading—her presentation radiates with charm and directness, spoken in a crisp, light English accent. Her well-known voice describes a life encompassing years of yearning for a settled home; joy as her career takes off with unexpected accolades; an almost embarrassed, disbelieving excitement at winning the Oscar for Mary Poppins; and her calm, filmmaking-business-as-usual tones when her clothes caught fire during a shoot. She also details the toll of stardom: missing her little daughter, Emma; separate schedules and work locations eventually straining her first marriage and leading to the sadness of divorce; and her gratitude for the many support staffers who helped her succeed—all authentically felt, as conveyed, to listeners. An excellent choice for mainstream and film studies collections, the CD recording includes a pdf of photos. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Julie Andrews's legendary career encompasses the Broadway and London stages, as well as multiple films, television shows, album releases, concert tours, directing assignments, and the world of children's publishing. In 2000 the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities. Her many other honors include a Kennedy Center honor in the fall of 2001. She was married to film director Blake Edwards for forty-one years, and the couple have five children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Emma Walton Hamilton is an award-winning writer, producer and arts educator. Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, she has written over thirty books for children and young adults. Emma is on the faculty of Stony Brook University's MFA in Creative Writing, where she serves as director of the Children's Lit Fellows and the Young Artists and Writers Project.

Subject: Andrews, Julie.
Motion picture actors and actresses > Great Britain > Biography.
Singers > Great Britain > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
Andrews, Julie.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
Singers.
Great Britain.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Autobiographies.
Biography.
Autobiographies.
Audiobooks.

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