Home Work - Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

Home Work

By Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

  • Release Date: 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
4
From 96 Ratings

Description

In this New York Times bestselling follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews reflects on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.
In Home, the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her emergence as an acclaimed singer and performer on the stage.
With this second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, Andrews picks up the story with her arrival in Hollywood and her phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films -- Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Andrews describes her years in the film industry -- from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she discuss her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television, she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films, including Victor/Victoria, the gender-bending comedy that garnered multiple Oscar nominations.

Cowritten with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and told with Andrews's trademark charm and candor, Home Work takes us on a rare and intimate journey into an extraordinary life that is funny, heartrending, and inspiring.

Reviews

  • Not a favorite thing

    2
    By Fladaddy
    I have always liked Julie Andrews, her talent, her humanity, her life and love of her family. This book isn’t really about Hollywood, that is mentioned in the first few chapters. Sadly it’s more about traveling back and forth, various constant dysfunctional family problems and most evidently a rushed need for money- which is what this book really seems to be about. I regret the price I paid for it. I thought there would be a personal sense of the magic she created -instead it breaks down into endless circular demands on her. I managed to finish it and came away feeling a bit sorry for her. The show must go on.