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Emma Walton Hamilton / Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years


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In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.
In her second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years, Julie Andrews continues the story of her life, starting with her arrival in Hollywood and rise to fame in films such as Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. The book delves into her experiences in the film industry, including the highs and lows, and her personal life, including being a new mother, the end of her first marriage, and falling in love with Blake Edwards. Co-written with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, the book offers a candid and intimate look into Andrews’s life, described as funny, heartrending, and inspiring.

“A frank and intimate storyteller whose radiant spirit fills these pages, Andrews chronicles the peaks and valleys of her life and career. This event-packed memoir is a must for fans of Andrews’s life and work, students of cinema history, and anyone who is curious about musical film production.”―Library Journal (starred review)

“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 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

“Details Andrews’ transformation from traveling performer to movie star.”―Los Angeles Times, Book Club Pick

“Shares reflections on Andrews’s astonishing career, and discusses her famous roles in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria, and more.”―Bustle, New Celebrity Memoirs that Will Leave You Starstruck This Fall

“A warm, entertaining memoir…An insightful treat for Andrews’s fans.”―Kirkus Reviews

“[Home Work gives] readers long-awaited details about [Julie Andrew’s] earliest films like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music…. Andrews continues to approach life — and writing — with strength and grace.”―People

“Sincere and inspiring…This charming account of Andrews’s professional and personal life will no doubt serve to make the venerated performer all the more beloved.”―Publishers Weekly

“[W]arm, graceful, and candid… This deeply pleasurable and forthright chronicle illuminates the myriad reasons ‘home work’ has such profound meaning for artist and humanitarian Andrews… [a] treasury of delectable Hollywood revelations.”―Booklist

“Andrews manages to acknowledge the remarkable nature of her life while making it absolutely relatable, to offer perspective rather than a parade of nostalgic insight.” –Chicago Tribune

“the second instalment of [Andrews’] extraordinary life story… She has found fresh ways of being creative.” –Harpers Bazaar

“The actress spills all in her new book– including secrets about the hard work that went into her other memorable roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.” –Entertainment Tonight

“Fierce dedication to family permeates “Home Work,” which tracks Andrews’ juggling of movies, marriage and motherhood.”

A “multifaceted and absorbing 20-year tour of Hollywood through the eyes of one of its most beloved players.” –Bookpage

“…Andrews is blunt about the problems she faced.” –The New York Times

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January 6, 2023

Beautiful Book

A beautifully written and illustrated book.

Jan M.
December 27, 2022

Historically accurate with delightful illustrations

Katy has written a book for all ages. While it is classified as a children’s book, adults of all ages will love this portrayal of young, spirited Lilibet’s life as she grows into the role she was destined to play. The illustrations are beautifully simple and endearing. At the back of the book, Katy has included a more detailed history of the times and the events that occurred. This book is a keepsake and should be shared with generations to come.

December 14, 2022

A beautiful message for ALL ages!

A beautifully illustrated book rich with history and lessons we can all learn from. To “Reach out to help, even when it’s hard….do it with all of your heart.” It encourages readers to look for little ways to serve, right where you are! From children to adults, this book is easily enjoyed by all ages and will be one to pass down through generations!

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