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Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

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Overview

In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.

In Home, the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage.

With this second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, Julie picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her astonishing rise to fame in her earliest films—Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Julie describes her years in the film industry-from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss 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, the end of 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, including Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.

Co-written with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews' trademark charm and candor, Home Work takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an astonishing life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316349253
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 91,544
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

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. In 2000 the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities. Her many other honors include a Kennedy Center honor in the fall of 2001. She was married to film director Blake Edwards for forty-one years, and the couple have five children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Home Work is co-authored with Andrews' daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, with whom she has written over 30 books for children and young adults.