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  1. says:

    To those who complained about the quality control and the uneven pages Did you know the first draft of the new book had over 600 pages the uneven edges of the new book is done on purpose The style is called deckled edges and it dates back to a time when books were hand cut, and it gives it a exclusive feel and appearance Julie and Emma loved this and wanted this for this new book.Excellent book taken from Julie s many diaries The audiobook, read by Dame Julie herself is delightful.


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    Home Work arrived yesterday, in book form, but I couldn t wait and so I started listening to the amazing udio yesterday morning.I m a huge Julie fan, so the history and stories are familiar to me While Julie is an intensely private and loyal woman, this new memoir is beautifully written and as candid as, well, we ll ever see from Julie If there s a caveat, it would be that she skips over some things such as Duet For One, her greatest film performance though the book does tell you up front that this autobiography is of her Hollywood Years.I cannot urge you enough to listen to the audio version not only do you get Julie s voice for 13 hours plus, but you ll have an appreciation for the writing that is perhaps missed on the page aloneTotally engrossing We can all hope for a third to come.


  3. says:

    I bought and am reading this book for my grandmother who has dementia and can no longer enjoy things like this Every time I curled up on her couch we would watch the sound of music or Mary Poppins I wish that I could gift this to her and because that horrible disease took away her mind, I will enjoy and read it for her Thank you Julie Andrews and my grandmother for giving me all the nostalgia and memories I will surely pass it on to my own children If you are a fan of course you will like having this book, but to me it s much than just being a fan.


  4. says:

    The world is a better place because you were in it I heard your beautiful voice for the first time when I was fifteen I travelled to Phoenix with friends especially to see The Sound of Music That movie and your voice was magical.Thank you so much for sharing your voice with the world.I read Home Work in a day Your love of family is central to your story I am not surprised Take care, Dame Julie Andrews You deserve a rest.


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    While the first half is interesting, the second half really gets rollicking I honestly can t Imaginnnne the sheer logistics of her life, especially the life she led in the 70 s with Blake Edwards, five children, assorted animals, international residencies, ailing parents and a booming career Yes, the choices they willingly made led to the happy and at times, not so happy chaos, and she fully agrees that they chose that life yet, they somehow careened through it all as a family and made it work I m astonished at the aplomb and resourcefulness they seemed meet every curveball with, and while her natural reserve does seem prevent her from letting the reader fully in on the difficult areas, you sure get the idea Her kind heart really shines through when writing about the lives of those struggling so horribly after the Vietnam War, and, surprisingly, she lets you feel a bit of what it was like living with a wildly creative man who s moods seemed to swing from light to dark a great deal I wasn t sure at first, but going into that second half, I truly could not put the book down As an aside, I once treated myself to a haircut from Rula at Michaeljohn Salon, and in the parking lot below, there was room for only one car at a time to go up or down While paying at the booth, I stood and watched as a ratty, ancient, smoke spewing beater tried to come down the ramp and encountered a gorgeous, silver, two seater Mercedes sports car trying to go up Without a fuss, that Mercedes immediately backed up to one side and kindly waited, letting the poor guy pass The license plate on that beautiful car JAE She really is That nice.


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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years In this follow up to her critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Home, the enchanting Julie Andrews picks up her story with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing the career highlights, personal experiences and reflections behind her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor Victoria and many others.In Home, 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 In Home Work, 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 stepchildren, adopting twochildren, 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 candour, Julie Andrews takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an astonishing life that is funny, heartbreaking and inspiring.

  • CD de audio
  • Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
  • Julie Andrews
  • Inglés
  • 11 February 2019
  • 1474602177