Julie Andrews autobiography was simply magic. It provided a detailed look into her youth and growth as a singer, actress and person. She describes events that are known superficially but allows the reader insight into how she perceived them. It is charming to hear about her experiences on the stage with well known leading men. I loved her admittance to the naivete that one had during that period of growing up. Her reading of the book added to the enjoyment as she has such a wonderful voice. I loved this book. I hope she comes out with a sequel.
Good book written and narrated by an icon - Julie herself. Beautiful diction, mostly interesting, I too look forward to the sequel to hear all about Mary Popins, The Sound of Music, and Julie's life - and that of her families after her first child Emma. How bout it Jules? LOVE HER!!!!!!!
This book was a delightful insight to Julie Andrews life - THE EARLY YEARS. I was surprised when the book ended with her production of Mary Poppins. She spent the majority of the book talking about her time spent with My Fair Lady and Camelot. There was little mention about her later years with The Sound of Music. I greatly enjoyed this book but am completely ready for the sequel!
I could not hear her voice over the background...she speaks way too softly to be heard.
I am a Julie Andrews fan and found the book enjoyable. Having it read by Julie herself added so much to the story. It comes to an abrubt ending though. I had hoped to hear about the Mary Poppins and Sound of Music histories as she shared the background on My Fair Lady and Camelot. It did get a bit too detailed at times but I aplaud her for her ability to find the good in everyone in her life. She definitely would have had cause in some cases to feel anger and resentment. A fine example of focusing on the positive aspects within life.
I listened to this book & then the memoir by Efrem Zimbalist Jr. What a contrast! I adore Ms. Andrews & have for years. This book goes into great detail about her childhood and early adult years -- sometimes it is too much detail. She must have kept a diary. I don't know how else she could recall so much about so many people, places & times. If you are interested in English vaudeville, you will hear many names & descriptions. If you are looking for information about Ms. Andrews, there is that too, in abundance. Overall, it is a good story filled with ups & downs, not all rosy but she has very little harsh to say about anyone, not even the step-father, although the picture of him does become quite clear by the end of the book. I look forward to hearing her next volume when it is written.
Julie Andrews' career has flourished over seven decades. From her legendary Broadway performances, to her roles in such iconic films as "The Sound of Music", "Mary Poppins", "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Hawaii", "10", and "Princess Diaries", to her award-winning television appearances, multiple album releases, concert tours, international humanitarian work, best-selling children's books, and championship of literacy, Julie's influence spans generations.
This is the personal memoir Julie Andrews' audiences have been waiting for.