There Was A Little Girl

There Was A Little Girl

The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Book - 2014
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The award-winning actress and best-selling author explores her relationship with her tough single mom, detailing her role in shaping Shields' career, her fierce protectiveness and her struggles with alcohol.
Publisher: New York :, Dutton,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780525954842
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 SHI NVD
Characteristics: 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Real story of my mother & me


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May 16, 2017

I am enjoying Brooke's book. She is bold and explains how difficult it was growing up a child star with an alcoholic mother. My heart bled for Brooke knowing she never showed this side to her fans and public. A must read it.

Aug 18, 2016

Didn't even complete this book. I couldn't. It was a hard read. Most of it was talking about alcoholism and not really understanding and in a way making excuses as if its okay to be that way. I know our mother's are our mom's no matter what but this just seemed down in the dumps. Trying to make excuses for behavior of other's didn't sit with me and I tossed it for a better read.

Apr 15, 2015

I don't get why she had to write this book. Why air dirty laundry? Most of the book is about her mother being drunk. She doesn't cover much about her own life (2 marriages, etc.). No mention yet of having to make 2 billion commercials for money (toothpaste, la-z-boy furniture, eyelash medication, etc.)

toutone Jan 09, 2015

Its appalling how she describes her Mother's last moments. This really is a "Daughter Dearest" kind of book. She seems so high and mighty for a second rate B movie actress. She is resentful and demeaning. I was growing tired of her "disses" of other more famous people. Best Seller my foot!!

JMFlaherty Dec 23, 2014

Even when you think you do, you really do not know much about another person's life until you have walked in that person's shoes. Or read his/her book. And I suggest you read this one. Brooke has done a marvelous job with the book and with her life.

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