Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday=Book Review Time--Julie

Up for today:  HOME by Julie Andrews

Product Details

Why I bought it? It this month's read for my book club. (It just came out in paperback in May.)

Synopsis:  It is a memoir of Julie Andrews' early years. She tells some of her family's history and goes through how she got started in show business.

What I thought? At the beginning I was worried that I wasn't going to like it. There were a lot of vignettes and disjointed facts that didn't really flow, but as the book got going it was very interesting. I'm a big fan of Julie Andrews, and so I was intrigued by the subject matter, and that helped a lot. There are a lot of great details. I enjoyed the sound of her voice too. She has lived an amazing life with lots of ups and downs. It's very open an honest. She was lucky in a lot of ways, but I loved the fact that she rose above her past and really made her own luck. 

My rating: **** out of 5

Cleanness Score: 4 out of 10, a little language and some adult situations

9 comments:

Anna Claire said...

I'm so glad you reviewed this book! I've been wanting to read it but hadn't gotten around to it. Julie Andrews is just fabulous. Sounds like a good read!

Tess said...

I didn't even know about this book. Ah, the wonderful memories of staying up late to watch The Sound of Music on Hallmark Hall of Fame...

Kelly H-Y said...

I love Julie Andrews ... thanks for the review ... I'm excited to read it!

Alyssa said...

I must read this book. I simply adore Julie Andrews, and not-so-secretly kind of want to be her. haha. Glad that you enjoyed it!

Silicon Valley Diva said...

I glanced through this book at the bookstore this weekend also. So glad you got a chance to review it. I'll probably read it also, but I'll probably check it out at our library lol

Lady Glamis said...

Adult situations? Hmmm, interesting! I'm a big Julie Andrews fan. So awesome! You give such great reviews. Thank you. :)

lotusgirl said...

Anna Claire, I hope you enjoy it.

Tess, The Sound of Music is one of my all time favorite movies.

Kelly, Glad you enjoyed it.

A, This would be a good summer read for you.

SVD, The library is a good choice. I'm too impatient to wait though.

Glam, It's not terribly risqué, but it has it's "not for kids" moments.

Barrie said...

Thank you for the review. I would never have thought of reading this, but you really make it sound interesting.

lotusgirl said...

Barrie, We had our book club meeting on friday night and everyone really enjoyed it, so it wasn't just me. If you like Julie Andrews it's a must read. You'll be amazed at all the things she did by the time she was 20.