Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by
embraces the story with her arrival in Hollywood and phenomenal rise to fame in her earliest films Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. She describes her years in the film industry from incredibly high to challenging lows. She not only does discuss her work on current classic films and her collaboration with cinema and television giants.
But also she reveals personal stories of dealing with a new and often frightening world, tackling the demands of unforeseen success, becoming a new mother, ending her first marriage, embracing children, falling in love with brilliant & mercurial Blake Edwards.
Even though the first half of the Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years is fascinating, the second half is really deep. You actually can’t imagine the perfect logistics of her life, especially the life she brought with Blake Edwards, five kids, assorted animals, international residencies in the ’70s, sick parents & a brilliant career.
Choices they made voluntarily led to the chaos of happiness and she fully agreed that they chose that life – yet, they somehow managed to take care of it as a family.
Her kind heart really shines when she writes about life so fiercely after the Vietnam War, and surprisingly she gives you the chance to feel something like living a life with a wildly creative man whose moods seemed to swing from light to dark a great deal.
“Home Work is a quiet revelation. And by quiet I don’t mean dull. The book is packed with emotion, action, gossip, and fascinating tidbits about the craft. The Julie Andrews we get to know is salty, funny, passionate, hard-working, gracious, and above all, a brilliant vocalist and actress who has braved many disappointments.”- O Magazine