My Mother Was Nuts

My Mother Was Nuts

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don't know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood's star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way. "My mother was nuts" is an intimate backstage pass to Penny's personal life.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : New Harvest / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012
Description: xvi, 326 p. : ill., ports., photo. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780547892627
0547892624
Branch Call Number: 791.430233 Mar

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drofdeb Jan 02, 2014

loved every page...an awesome biography...a must read for every 1970's sitcom fan. Penny Marshall is a true talent and one funny crazy lady with LOTS of friends. Wish there was a bit more of the Laverne and Shirley days but oh well....!!!

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Jessica_Mansfield
Nov 18, 2013

I really enjoyed this book! Inspired me to start writing my own autobigraphy-eventually!

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pinkdaisies
Aug 10, 2013

If you've ever listened to Penny Marshall speak, it will come as no surprise to you that that is exactly how she writes. For me, her voice came right off those pages as if she were sitting right next to me. For the most part, I laughed. There were some sad, crazy times in her life as well, but then, who among us hasn't gone through crap. I recommend this book.

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ThelmaPickles
Nov 23, 2012

Just OK. This book is pretty light which seems to echo Marshall's personality. She's likable but not very deep or insightful. She appears to hobnob with everyone who is anyone in Hollywood, who knew? The last half of the book drags as she spends excruciating detail on the films she directed which let's face it, are formulaic Hollywood crap.

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