Home: A Memoir of My Early Years
Title: Home: A Memoir of My Early Years
Author: Julie Andrews
As this memoir of her formative years makes clear, there is more gravitas to Andrews than meets the eye. From her childhood in rural England and initial forays into British theater, to her first massive successes on Broadway and in the West End, this memoir puts her celebrated career in context.
“A frank, intriguing memoir.”
“Painfully shrewd, and written with real delicacy and pathos.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Home reflects the very qualities that first made the working-class English singer a star 45 years ago: intelligence, gentle humor, and a clear, sweet, surprisingly powerful voice . . . In warmly nostalgic later chapters, the book begins to glow.”
“A delightful remembrance of her own childhood, and an engrossing prelude to her cinematic career . . . Andrews is an accomplished writer who holds back nothing while adding a patina of poetry to the antics and anecdotes throughout this memoir of bittersweet backstage encounters and theatrical triumphs.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Frank and fascinating . . . Andrews comes across as plainspoken, guilelessly charming and resoundingly tough.”
In Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, Julie Andrews takes her readers on a warm, moving, and often humorous journey from a difficult upbringing in war-torn Britain to the brink of international stardom in America.