This is the second volume of the actor’s memoirs, beginning with the story of Julie’s arrival in Hollywood and the movies that made her famous: Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. It details the ups and downs of her marriages, the growth of her family as well as her work as an actor and singer.
I’ve been a fan of Julie Andrews since seeing The Sound of Music as a kid, and though I’ve watched the movie dozens of times since, I’ve also loved many of her later films, such as Darling Lili, Torn Curtain, Victor/Victoria, 10 and That’s Life! As you’d expect, there are lots of anecdotes from her movies, but most revealing is the depth to which she explores her personal life and, in particular, her marriages to Tony Walton and Blake Edwards. The audio book is read by Julie herself, though hearing her use swear words in that charming English-rose accent, still makes me laugh.
A delight from start to finish.
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