My Judy Garland Life: A Memoir

My Judy Garland Life: A Memoir

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by Susie Boyt
     
 

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Judy Garland has been an important figure in Susie Boyts life since she was three years old, comforting, inspiring, and at times disturbing her. In this unique book Boyt travels deep into the underworld of hero-worship, examining our understanding of rescue, consolation, love, grief, and fame through the prism of Judy. Her journey takes in a duetting breakfast with…  See more details below

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Judy Garland has been an important figure in Susie Boyts life since she was three years old, comforting, inspiring, and at times disturbing her. In this unique book Boyt travels deep into the underworld of hero-worship, examining our understanding of rescue, consolation, love, grief, and fame through the prism of Judy. Her journey takes in a duetting breakfast with Mickey Rooney, a munchkin luncheon, a late-night spree at the Minnesota Judy Garland Museum, and a breathless, semi-sacred encounter with Liza Minnelli.
Layering key episodes from Garlands life with defining moments from her own, Boyt demands with insight and humor, what it means, exactly, to adore someone you dont know. Does hero worship have to be a pursuit thats low in status or can it be performed with pride and style? Are there similarities that lie at the heart of all fans? Chronicling her obsession, Boyt illuminates her own life and perfectly distills why Judy Garland is such a legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608191444
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
434,881
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Susie Boyt was born in London and educated at Oxford University. She is the author of four novels including The Last Hope of Girls, which was short-listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and Only Human which was short-listed for the Mind Award. She writes a weekly column about fashion for the Financial Times. She also works part time as a bereavement counselor.
Susie Boyt was born in London and educated at Oxford University. She is the author of four novels including The Last Hope of Girls, which was short-listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and Only Human which was short-listed for the Mind Award. She writes a weekly column about fashion for the Financial Times. She also works part time as a bereavement counselor.

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