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My Mother Was Nuts
by Penny Marshall

Published: 2012-09-18
Hardcover : 352 pages
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Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, ...
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Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way.

My Mother Was Nuts is an intimate backstage pass to Penny’s personal life, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her travels across Europe with Art Garfunkel on the back of a motorcycle. We see Penny get married. And divorced. And married again (the second time to Rob Reiner). We meet a young Carrie Fisher, whose close friendship with Penny has spanned decades. And we see Penny at work with Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert De Niro, and Whitney Houston.

Throughout it all, from her childhood spent tap dancing in the Bronx, to her rise as the star of Laverne & Shirley, Penny lived by simple rules: “try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” With humor and heart, My Mother Was Nuts reveals there’s no one else quite like Penny Marshall.



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Penny Marshall's Photo Album

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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; Tracyâ??s husband, Matt; and their children Spencer, Bella, and Viva in 2011.

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  "My Mother was Nuts "by anairene (see profile) 02/27/13

I found it very slow & B0ring

 
  "My Mother Was Nuts"by threejay (see profile) 11/27/12

I can't decide if I 'liked' or 'really liked' this book! I read it pretty much straight through - easy read - and I like her story telling style which is like she's just talking. I have always appreciated... (read more)

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