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My Mother Was Nuts (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Penny Marshall

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Title:My Mother Was Nuts
Authors:Penny Marshall
Info:New Harvest (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 352 pages
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Penny is very funny and her story is interesting, but it bogged down for me when she went into great detail about every movie she has made. There is a lot of name dropping here ( )
  Koren56 | Feb 4, 2016 |
Funny memoir of Penny Marshall that spans her childhood and acting and directing career. A light, enjoyable read. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Funny memoir of Penny Marshall that spans her childhood and acting and directing career. A light, enjoyable read. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Born in the Bronx to a mother who owned a dance studio, Penny Marshall has been in show business almost her entire life. Known best for her role as Laverne in Laverne and Shirley, she became a well-respected movie director, specializing in lighthearted and uplifting stories -- Jumpin' Jack Flash, Big, Awakenings, A League of Their Own, Renaissance Man, The Preacher's Wife, and Riding in Cars with Boys. She has not directed since 2001.

This memoir is also lighthearted, mostly humorous and somewhat uplifting … if you don’t count drug use, promiscuous sex, and an overuse of the F-word. Ms. Marshall never goes into detail about those events in her life, but doesn’t try to hide them, either. Ms. Marshall is obviously NOT an introspective person and, therefore, the book is not as insightful as most memoirs. It's an easy read, and not too taxing, A friend at our non-fiction book group recommended this book. She said "it has its moments." A few. ( )
  NewsieQ | Jul 27, 2015 |
Reader's accent was a turnoff. May try book at another time ( )
  jamespurcell | Jun 6, 2015 |
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  Penny and Rob Reiner cutting the cake at their 1971 backyard Hollywood wedding.   Penny with her close friend John Belushi in New York in 1976. John passed away in 1982.   Art Garfunkel on a motorcycle trip through France and Italy with Penny.   Penny with her daughter, Tracy; Tracy’s husband, Matt; and their children Spencer, Bella, and Viva in 2011.

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From her humble roots in the Bronx to "Laverne and Shirley" and her unlikely ascent in Hollywood, the beloved actor and director tells the story of her incredible life.

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