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A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

by Andrews, Julie

"Julie Andrews' first memoir, Home, is so moving, it's as if her singing has been converted to prose. Eleven years later, she's written the sequel, which follows the star's story after her arrival in Hollywood [...] Despite her hardships, Andrews continues to approach life - and writing - with strength and grace." --PEOPLE

In Home, the number one New York Times international bestseller (370k+ copies sold across all formats), Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage. In her new memoir, Julie picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her astonishing rise to fame as two of her early films -- Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music -- brought her instant and enormous success, including an Oscar. It was the beginning of a career that would make Julie Andrews an icon to millions the world over.

Julie describes her years in Hollywood-from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. 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. The pair worked together in numerous films, culminating in Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.

Told with her trademark charm and candor, Julie Andrews takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an astonishing life that is funny, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized and beloved figures in the entertainment industry. Perhaps best known for her roles in the iconic films The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria, and The Princess Diaries, her 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. Ms. Andrews autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, was published by Hyperion in 2008, and was an international bestseller. She was married to film director Blake Edwards for forty-one years, and the couple have five children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. This new memoir is co-authored with Andrews' daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, with whom she has written over 30 books for children and young adults.

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A frank and intimate storyteller whose radiant spirit fills these pages, Andrews chronicles the peaks and valleys of her life and career. This event-packed memoir is a must for fans of Andrews's life and work, students of cinema history, and anyone who is curious about musical film production.

Review: Library Journal, starred review

Details Andrews' transformation from traveling performer to movie star.

Review: Los Angeles Times, Book Club Pick

[Home Work gives] readers long-awaited details about [Julie Andrew's] earliest films like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.... Andrews continues to approach life -- and writing -- with strength and grace.

Review: People

Shares reflections on Andrews's astonishing career, and discusses her famous roles in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria, and more.

Review: Bustle, New Celebrity Memoirs that Will Leave You Starstruck This Fall

A warm, entertaining memoir...An insightful treat for Andrews's fans.

Review: Kirkus Reviews

UK & C: Weidenfeld & Nicholson

Quote: Hachette Books

[W]arm, graceful, and candid... This deeply pleasurable and forthright chronicle illuminates the myriad reasons 'home work' has such profound meaning for artist and humanitarian Andrews... [a] treasury of delectable Hollywood revelations.

Review: Booklist

Home Work is a quiet revelation. And by quiet I don't mean dull. The book is packed with emotion, action, gossip, and fascinating tidbits about craft. The Julie Andrews we get to know is salty, funny, passionate, hard-working, gracious, and above all, a brilliant vocalist and actress who has braved many disappointments.

Review: O Magazine

Sincere and inspiring...This charming account of Andrews's professional and personal life will no doubt serve to make the venerated performer all the more beloved.

Review: Publishers Weekly

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