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Home by Julie Andrews Edwards
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Sep 13, 08

bookshelves: memoir-biography-journal

I love Julie Andrews, but I only liked her memoir. It’s an easy and entertaining read and she tells her story with grace, compassion and honesty. There is a certain dispassionate quality to the tone, though, so that I never felt that I got to know her or how she felt about her difficult childhood and her amazing life. The strong parts of the book are her memories of Broadway shows in the making—very interesting stuff—and especially her own feelings of inadequacy as she embarked on a Broadway career.

This is her memoir of her early years, and it ends just as she is leaving for Hollywood to make Mary Poppins. I have to assume that there is a second memoir in the making, or surely she would have included her experience in making the two movies that catapulted her to true fame.

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