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My Mother Was Nuts - Penny Marshall
My Mother Was Nuts
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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... show more
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, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her travels across Europe with Art Garfunkel on the back of a motorcycle. We see Penny get married. And divorced. And married again (the second time to Rob Reiner). We meet a young Carrie Fisher, whose close friendship with Penny has spanned decades. And we see Penny at work with Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert De Niro, and Whitney Houston. Throughout it all, from her childhood spent tap dancing in the Bronx, to her rise as the star of Laverne & Shirley, Penny lived by simple rules: “try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” With humor and heart, My Mother Was Nuts reveals there’s no one else quite like Penny Marshall.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547892627 (0547892624)
Publisher: New Harvest
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it
5.0 My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall
Probably one of the best memoirs I have ever read.I really heard her voice while I was reading. I learned so much about her too. Man, what a life!Shortly after she passed away I bought this book. It took some time to read it, but I'm so glad I finally did.This book is literally a timeline. She start...
KOMET
KOMET rated it
5.0 PENNY MARSHALL: "My Mother Was Nuts"
Today, I finished reading this memoir exactly at the point I arrived at my stop on the subway near where I work. What timing, eh? On the whole, "My Mother Was Nuts" was a very informative, funny, and engaging memoir. I learned so much about Penny Marshall that I simply had no idea about. I fi...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
3.0 My Mother Was Nuts
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/09/my-mother-was-nuts.htmlMy Mother Was Nuts is Penny Marshall's memoir, starting in her childhood and going through almost the present. She starts with the fact that she was an unwanted child. She talks about her childho...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
Sorry. As much fun as this has been to listen to and although I would recommend the story, it is not a five star read. It isn't even a five star performance. Marshall is hard to listen to; enunciation is not her strong suite--and when you are losing your hearing, it is just plain hard to understand....
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Her mother was nuts, somewhat. But that's beside the point. What Marshall and her co-writer have managed to do is give a fairly straightforward account of the big moments, people, and formative experiences in Marshall's life, in what sounds like her voice. It's not a tell-all (thank goodness, that w...
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