Julie_Andrews_newsletterSpeaking of traditions and family, I know many families who love to watch The Sound of Music every holiday season. Many of you are trying to write your own memoirs and family histories. That’s why this month’s book review is for Julie Andrews’ memoir, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

In this memoir, Andrews recounts her life leading up to the 1963 Mary Poppins filming, which includes an unenviable home life, her early musical and theatrical training, and her time spent touring around England during the last days of vaudeville. As stated in this BookPage review, “Always considered a class act by fellow performers, Andrews demonstrates in her memoir just why she’s a grand dame of the entertainment world. She surely knows many dark secrets about countless theater, music and film legends, yet chooses to share only the best sides of them, and herself, in Home. Her generous nature shines through every word.”

Have you read Andrews’ memoir? Do you enjoy watching The Sound of Music at this time of year? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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