There Was A Little Girl

There Was A Little Girl

The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Large Print - 2015
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A New York Times BestsellerBrooke Shields never had an ordinary childhood. Raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business, Brooke's iconic modeling career began when she was only eleven months old. Teri's skills as mother and manager were formidable, but in private she was troubled and drinking heavily. Now, Brooke tells their story in an honest, open memoir relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9781410476647
Characteristics: 633 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,23 cm


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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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