My Mother Was Nuts

ISBN-10: 0547892624

ISBN-13: 9780547892627

Edition: 2012

Authors: Penny Marshall

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"My mother said, 'One day you're going to jump off the roof of a building.' So, that gave me something to look forward to." —Penny MarshallAt the age of twenty-six, Penny Marshall was a divorced mother of one living in the Bronx. One year later she starred in a Head & Shoulders commercial (she was the one with the dandruff) with Farah Fawcett. So began the unlikely career of one of Hollywood's most accomplished directors.My Mother Was Nutstells the story of Marshall's incredible life, from her starring role on the classic sitcomLaverne and Shirleyto her trailblazing moment as the first woman to direct a movie grossing more than $100 million at the box office.The book is a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life, exploring her friendships with John Belushi, Lorne Michaels, Art Garfunkel, and Carrie Fisher, her marriage and eventual divorce from Rob Reiner, and her experiences working with Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams, Geena Davis, Denzel Washington, and Drew Barrymore.This is a book about Hollywood, womanhood, and the power of Spanx.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/18/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.28" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Penny Marshall is an actress, producer, and director. From 1976 until 1983, she starred as Laverne DeFazio in the classic TV sitcom Laverne and Shirley . She went on to direct films such as Big (1988), the first movie directed by a woman to gross in excess of $100 million at the U.S. box office, Awakenings (1990), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and A League of Their Own (1992), which also made over $100 million in the U.S. More recently, she has directed episodes of United States of Tara (2009) and guest-starred on Portlandia (2011).

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