Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond

Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond

by Florence Henderson, Joel Brokaw (With)
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Life Is Not a Stage 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
Does anyone really see the person behind the movie star? Florence Henderson was iconic in her T.V. show years, but how many people actually knew her as Florence rather than, say, Carol Brady? She has a very diverse and complicated background. The reader will get to read a little about her mother and father, how different they were and the problems Florence faced as a young child. She endured abuse and abandonment...described with a fair amount of detail in the book. The reader will immediately like Florence as a person and be drawn into the book. The book is very factual, it doesn't feel as if the author is attempting to sway the reader to a certain side or way of thinking. Florence makes it to her adult years, where more trouble lies in wait for her. She also has plenty of good events occur to even out the bad. The reader will likely find him/herself more interested in Florence's life rather than her movie star years. She will become just a person with an interesting story to the reader, the reader will think of her as Florence rather than Carol. This book is very well-written and recommended to adults/young adults who enjoy nonfiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really gives a lot of honest background. Not written to embellish/draw attention to herself or create her image. Very honest and straight forward store of a life that will in parts surprise you at her less than candor descriptions of her life and her pathway through childhood and her life as a stage and other medias star. A worthwhile read if you like well written telling look backs on ones life.
bake1225 More than 1 year ago
I've never really been a great fan of Florence Henderson but I'll read any biography. I was amazed at the way she overcame a horrible childhood and made anything out of her life. She is to be commended for her courage and her ability to keep going at life even when there was no one to support her or encourage her. Her book is interesting reading and well worth the time.
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I havent read this yet but i glanced at it she gave a bit too much info about still being a virgin I dont think the world needed to know this its a sacred thing a woman is suppposed to keep to herself you dont even tell your own mother about "your first time" I will still read the book but some things are best kept to yourself
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Sally-Rose More than 1 year ago
Interesting if you like Florence Henderson. She's very honest in holding back nothing of her not so perfect life as opposed to that of Mrs. Brady. Lots of names dropped and details of rise to stardom which I could speed read through but enjoyed the honesty in her really personal relationships and glad she could finally put her past behind her and be happy in the end. Encouraging for overcoming negative circumstances in ones life.
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