Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays (Signed Book)

Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays (Signed Book)

by Minnie Driver
Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays (Signed Book)

Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays (Signed Book)

by Minnie Driver

Hardcover(Signed Edition)

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A charming, poignant, and mesmerizing memoir in essays from beloved actor and natural-born storyteller Minnie Driver, chronicling the way life works out even when it doesn’t.

In this intimate, beautifully crafted collection, Driver writes with disarming charm and candor about her bohemian upbringing between England and Barbados; her post-university travails and triumphs—from being the only student in her acting school not taken on by an agent to being discovered at a rave in a muddy field in the English countryside; shooting to fame in one of the most influential films of the 1990s and being nominated for an Academy Award; and finding the true light of her life, her son. She chronicles her unconventional career path, including the time she gave up on acting to sell jeans in Uruguay, her journey as a single parent, and the heartbreaking loss of her mother. 

Like Lena Dunham in Not That Kind of Girl, Gabrielle Union in We’re Going to Need More Wine and Patti Smith in Just Kids, Driver writes with razor-sharp humor and grace as she explores navigating the depths of failure, fighting for success, discovering the unmatched wonder and challenge of motherhood, and wading through immeasurable grief. Effortlessly charming, deeply funny, personal, and honest, Managing Expectations reminds us of the way life works out—even when it doesn’t.

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ISBN-13: 9780063275089
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2022
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 25,598
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Minnie Driver is an English and American actress, singer, and songwriter whose films include Circle of FriendsGoldenEye, Big Night, Grosse Pointe BlankSleepers, Ella Enchanted, The Phantom of the Opera, and most recently, the Amazon Original film Cinderella. For her role as Skylar in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting, she was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also starred in several television series, including The Riches, for which she received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, Speechless, Will and Grace, and Amazon’s Modern Love. She has also recorded three albums, Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket , Seastories, and Ask Me To Dance all of which received considerable critical acclaim. She lives in Los Angeles.

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