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"There's as much practical, hard-won advice here as there is Hollywood gossip, and Marshall's boundless energy and no-nonsense attitude make for a fun read." - Publishers Weekly "Bold and irrepressibly sassy." - Kirkus Reviews "Marshall's matter-of-fact memoir is a must-read for one reason - it's hilarious." - Marie Claire "According to her revealing new memoir, budding actress Penny Marshall braved the cruelties of a business obsessed with perky, girl-next-door pretty. Of course, that was before Marshall starred in the juggernaut sitcom Laverne & Shirley, then directed movies like A League of Their Own and Big - the first Hollywood film with a woman at the helm to gross over $100 million, vaulting her into the elite ranks of Hollywood power players. Beautiful." - O Magazine "Penny Marshall charmed America in Laverne & Shirley and gave her comedic and director's touch to films such as Big and A League of Their Own. Now she tells all with memoir My Mother Was Nuts. The brutally honest, heartbreaking tale includes her recent struggle with (and victory over) cancer. Above all, the book is funny." - USA Weekend "This breezy and charming memoir also has many serious things to say about motherhood, the Hollywood pecking order, taking advantage when luck comes one's way, growing up with distant and weird parents, and marrying too young." - Publishers Marketplace "Penny Marshall's My Mother Was Nuts is absolutely hilarious and dead serious... it's Penny's raspy, punchline packed voice all the way through. You cannot put My Mother Was Nuts down. Just try." -ShowBiz411.com "Hollywood aficionados will get a kick out of Marshall's anecdotes about her circle of friends, including Albert Brooks, John Belushi, and Carrie Fisher, all told in a funny, down-to-earth manner." - Booklist "Penny Marshall is a fascinating woman who has lived a life few of us could survive. Did you know she gave me two of the best jobs I've ever had? Of course not, because when she talks she is barely comprehensible. Read her memoir and you'll come to love her as much as I do." - Tom Hanks "If I hadn't known Penny for the past 35 years, reading this book would make me want to. Also, I'm so glad she wrote it because it helps me remember things I forgot, which is a lot." - Carrie Fisher "My sister Penny is one of the funniest people I know. I'm not saying that because she's my sister, although I am partial to nepotism. She made everyone laugh at our family dinner table, and she made everyone laugh on the set of Laverne and Shirley. The fact that she went on to become the first woman director in the history of film, to make not one, but two movies that made over $100 million is no surprise to me. Read this book and you will know why." - Garry Marshall "A very funny book by a very funny lady. I wouldn't have a career without her!" - Mark Wahlberg There s as much practical, hard-won advice here as there is Hollywood gossip, and Marshall's boundless energy and no-nonsense attitude make for a fun read. "Publishers Weekly " Bold and irrepressibly sassy. "Kirkus Reviews " Marshall s matter-of-fact memoir is a must-read for one reason it s hilarious. "Marie Claire" According to her revealing new memoir, budding actress Penny Marshall braved the cruelties of a business obsessed with perky, girl-next-door pretty. Of course, that was before Marshall starred in the juggernaut sitcom "Laverne & Shirley, " then directed movies like" A League of Their Own" and" Big" the first Hollywood film with a woman at the helm to gross over $100 million, vaulting her into the elite ranks of Hollywood power players. Beautiful. "O Magazine" Penny Marshall charmed America in "Laverne & Shirley" and gave her comedic and director s touch to films such as "Big "and "A League of Their Own." Now she tells all with memoir "My Mother Was Nuts." The brutally honest, heartbreaking tale includes her recent struggle with (and victory over) cancer. Above all, the book is funny. "USA Weekend" This breezy and charming memoir also has many serious things to say about motherhood, the Hollywood pecking order, taking advantage when luck comes one s way, growing up with distant and weird parents, and marrying too young. " Publishers Marketplace" Penny Marshall s "My Mother Was Nuts" is absolutely hilarious and dead serious it s Penny s raspy, punchline packed voice all the way through. You cannot put "My Mother Was Nuts" down. Just try. ShowBiz411.com Hollywood aficionados will get a kick out of Marshall s anecdotes about her circle of friends, including Albert Brooks, John Belushi, and Carrie Fisher, all told in a funny, down-to-earth manner. "Booklis"t Penny Marshall is a fascinating woman who has lived a life few of us could survive. Did you know she gave me two of the best jobs I ve ever had? Of course not, because when she talks she is barely comprehensible. Read her memoir and you ll come to love her as much as I do. Tom Hanks If I hadn t known Penny for the past 35 years, reading this book would make me want to. Also, I'm so glad she wrote it because it helps me remember things I forgot, which is a lot. Carrie Fisher My sister Penny is one of the funniest people I know. I m not saying that because she s my sister, although I am partial to nepotism. She made everyone laugh at our family dinner table, and she made everyone laugh on the set of Laverne and Shirley. The fact that she went on to become the first woman director in the history of film, to make not one, but two movies that made over $100 million is no surprise to me. Read this book and you will know why. Garry Marshall A very funny book by a very funny lady. I wouldn't have a career without her! Mark Wahlberg" "There's as much practical, hard-won advice here as there is Hollywood gossip, and Marshall's boundless energy and no-nonsense attitude make for a fun read." - "Publishers Weekly ""Bold and irrepressibly sassy." - "Kirkus Reviews ""Marshall's matter-of-fact memoir is a must-read for one reason - it's hilarious." - "Marie Claire" "According to her revealing new memoir, budding actress Penny Marshall braved the cruelties of a business obsessed with perky, girl-next-door pretty. Of course, that was before Marshall starred in the juggernaut sitcom "Laverne & Shirley, " then directed movies like" A League of Their Own" and" Big" - the first Hollywood film with a woman at the helm to gross over $100 million, vaulting her into the elite ranks of Hollywood power players. Beautiful." - "O Magazine" "Penny Marshall charmed America in "Laverne & Shirley" and gave her comedic and director's touch to films such as "Big "and "A League of Their Own." Now she tells all with memoir "My Mother Was Nuts." The brutally honest, heartbreaking tale includes her recent struggle with (and victory over) cancer. Above all, the book is funny." - "USA Weekend" "This breezy and charming memoir also has many serious things to say about motherhood, the Hollywood pecking order, taking advantage when luck comes one's way, growing up with distant and weird parents, and marrying too young." -" Publishers Marketplace" "Penny Marshall's "My Mother Was Nuts" is absolutely hilarious and dead serious... it's Penny's raspy, punchline packed voice all the way through. You cannot put "My Mother Was Nuts" down. Just try." -ShowBiz411.com "Hollywood aficionados will get a kick out of Marshall's anecdotes about her circle of friends, including Albert Brooks, John Belushi, and Carrie Fisher, all told in a funny, down-to-earth manner." - "Booklis"t "Penny Marshall is a fascinating woman who has lived a life few of us could survive. Did you know she gave me two of the best jobs I've ever had? Of course not, because when she talks she is barely comprehensible. Read her memoir and you'll come to love her as much as I do." - Tom Hanks "If I hadn't known Penny for the past 35 years, reading this book would make me want to. Also, I'm so glad she wrote it because it helps me remember things I forgot, which is a lot." - Carrie Fisher "My sister Penny is one of the funniest people I know. I'm not saying that because she's my sister, although I am partial to nepotism. She made everyone laugh at our family dinner table, and she made everyone laugh on the set of Laverne and Shirley. The fact that she went on to become the first woman director in the history of film, to make not one, but two movies that made over $100 million is no surprise to me. Read this book and you will know why." - Garry Marshall "A very funny book by a very funny lady. I wouldn't have a career without her!" - Mark Wahlberg

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