Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Shirley, I Jest!


Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Cindy Williams is an actress and comedian who has starred in some of the most notable movies and television programs in entertainment history, including Laverne & Shirley and American Graffiti. She still loves her theater roots and has performed in many shows across the country in addition to starring on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone. She lives mirthfully in Southern California.


Versatile actress and comedienne Williams had a challenging childhood: strained finances, a hard-working mother, and a father who struggled with alcohol. Her love of acting began early, and while studying and pursuing her career she waitressed at Hollywood’s Whisky a Go Go and worked in a bank—each job provides humorous vignettes. Her recollections of auditions and eccentric episodes with film roles and guest TV appearances are equally entertaining. The iconic television series Laverne & ­Shirley, in which Williams starred with Penny Marshall, is a highlight, with stories ranging from the antics of the superb ensemble cast to the physical comedy to the rise of Boo Boo Kitty. Although Williams was famous and worked with such top names as director George ­Lucas and actors Ron Howard and Harrison Ford, she emerges here as a trusted friend sharing a funny tale or an embarrassing moment. Those seeking a behind-the-scenes tell-all will not find it. Instead, readers will enjoy an honest memoir penned with comic flair. Fans of Williams will certainly enjoy this book. Numerous photographs and an engaging foreword by Ed Begley Jr., enhance the text. For large circulating libraries and entertainment collections.
*Library Journal*

If you’re a fan of Cindy Williams, one half of the comedic duo, Laverne & Shirley, you will have to wait one month to pick up a copy of Shirley, I Jest! A Storied Life by Cindy with Dave Smitherman, relating her life from her blue collar roots to unexpected stardom. . . . This is a . . . quintessential American story of success and she earned it. . . . What makes her book so delightful is that she never took herself or her fame that seriously, demonstrating throughout her wonderful sense of humor while sharing amusing anecdotes about some of the most famous actors in Hollywood.

Even if you don't know who Laverne and Shirley are, Shirley, I Jest! will . . . capture your interest throughout this read.
*Feathered Quill*

Shirley, readers will laugh.

Cindy Williams: talented in everything she does. Writing her first book is NO exception . . . get ready to enjoy.
*Henry Winkler*

Cindy's book brings back a lot of great personal memories, but it also entertained the hell out of me. The lady can write!
*Ron Howard*

A great read—I couldn’t put it down. Not a word of it is true. Cindy who?
*Harrison Ford*

Cindy Williams has the comedic timing of Lucille Ball and the physical prowess of Dick Van Dyke. She's one of our best!
*Suzanne Somers*

You thought she could act, well, wait and see how well she writes. Great book by a great friend.
*Penny Marshall*

What can I say about my best friend? She is hysterically funny, loves dogs, and over-tips. Get ready to go on the wonderful roller coaster ride that is Cindy Williams's life.
*Lynne Stewart*

In this delightfully amusing memoir, Williams, best known for her role as Shirley in the 1970s sitcom Laverne and Shirley, take readers on a lightning-quick tour of her life and career. She walks readers through her childhood. . . .Williams recounts her various acting experiences, such working on American Graffiti with George Lucas, but also discusses the lean times before her big break when she nearly quick acting. She provides endearing stories featuring such celebrities as Johnny Carson, Cary Grant, and Bob Dylan, her music idol. Williams presents herself as genuine, witty, and down to earth, and her personality comes across on every page.
*Publishers Weekly*

Ask a Question About this Product More...
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Shirley, I Jest!: A Storied Life on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.

Back to top