A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
"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
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.