Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywoodby Teri Garr, Henriette Mantel
In a book that is at once Hollywood hilarious and personally moving, Teri Garr, star of such classic films as Young Frankenstein, Oh God!, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Mom, and&/i>/b>
In this laugh-out-loud funny and inspiring autobiography, one of Hollywood’s best-loved comediennes muses about movies, men, motherhood, and MS
In a book that is at once Hollywood hilarious and personally moving, Teri Garr, star of such classic films as Young Frankenstein, Oh God!, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Mom, and Tootsie, for which she received an Academy Award nomination, writes about her life with the same wit and warmth that have won the hearts of fans for over three decades.
From sipping Cokes with Elvis Presley to hangin’ with the Beatles; from her secrets to succeeding in Hollywood without losing her sanity, to dealing with the fear, anxiety, and denial of being plagued by mysterious physical problems that eluded diagnosis for over twenty years—the insights in Speedbumps, while always couched in Garr’s trademark humor, are honest, heartfelt, and often profound. BACKCOVER: “The driven comedian tells (almost) all…[and] she’s as dizzily funny as ever.”
“Garr sticks to the truth whether it’s hysterically funny, or, at times, heart wrenching. Read this book, it’s a lesson in courage.”
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Meet the Author
Teri Garr is a leading advocate in raising awareness for multiple sclerosis and one of Hollywood's most beloved comic actresses, starring in such classic films as Young Frankenstein, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Mom, and Tootsie, for which she received an Academy Award nomination.
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This book is a must read if you have been recently diagnosed with MS. Through Teri's story you can see how her life began changing and how long it took for her to realize that something was wrong. It gives the reader, especially if newly diagnosed, a sense of community, they are not alone in the confusion and time it takes to figure out what the symptoms mean and getting a confirmed diagnosis. Teri uses humor to help the reader laugh at the tough spots she finds herself in and how to overcome the stereotypes that go with having MS. I would recommend this book even if you don't have MS because it is such an inspirational story that everyone will benefit from reading.
I really enjoyed learning a good bit about Teri Garr's life. She's been a favorite of mine since she danced on "Shindig". We get to see her slow evolution from humble beginnings and cheer as she succeeds. She details the ravages of her MS, which began so subtly, and are inspired by the way she accommodates it into her life. I would have liked much more "insider" information, but enjoyed what was there.
The sample was one paragraph that said ABSOLUTELY nothing. Being that I have MS, possibly looking forward to reading it, it gave me no insight into the book.
I'm enjoying her book right now--about half way through. I have MS like she does and can relate to her. I didn't know she was such a talented dancer! All these years I recall her in films like Close Encounters and Young Frankenstein. She's one cool chick.