My Mother Was Nuts

My Mother Was Nuts

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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From her humble roots in the Bronx to "Laverne and Shirley" and her unlikely ascent in Hollywood, the beloved actor and director tells the story of her incredible life.
Publisher: Boston : New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
ISBN: 9780547892627
Branch Call Number: B MARSHALL M
Characteristics: xvi, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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drofdeb Jan 02, 2014

loved every awesome biography...a must read for every 1970's sitcom fan. Penny Marshall is a true talent and one funny crazy lady with LOTS of friends. Wish there was a bit more of the Laverne and Shirley days but oh well....!!!

Nov 18, 2013

I really enjoyed this book! Inspired me to start writing my own autobigraphy-eventually!

Aug 10, 2013

If you've ever listened to Penny Marshall speak, it will come as no surprise to you that that is exactly how she writes. For me, her voice came right off those pages as if she were sitting right next to me. For the most part, I laughed. There were some sad, crazy times in her life as well, but then, who among us hasn't gone through crap. I recommend this book.

Nov 23, 2012

Just OK. This book is pretty light which seems to echo Marshall's personality. She's likable but not very deep or insightful. She appears to hobnob with everyone who is anyone in Hollywood, who knew? The last half of the book drags as she spends excruciating detail on the films she directed which let's face it, are formulaic Hollywood crap.


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