Melissa Explains It All

Melissa Explains It All

Tales From My Abnormally Normal Life

Book - 2013
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"The frank and witty memoir from Melissa Joan Hart, the star of Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch--a cultural icon for a generation. Thousands of young people consider Melissa Joan Hart an integral part of their childhoods. She played the title roles in the trailblazing Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All and the wildly popular Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, but she never let fame go to her head. From her first commercial to her current star turn in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey, Hart has had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in the suburbs. While still in elementary school, Hart and her mom would commute from Long Island to Manhattan for auditions and acting jobs. To her it wasn't extraordinary; nor were her friendships with her competition (like Soleil Moon Frye or Lacey Chabert) and her castmates (Ryan Reynolds and Calista Flockhart). It was just her job. Instead of buying toys, her earnings would help pay family bills. Melissa Explains It All is as forthright and funny as Melissa herself. The book offers behind the scenes tales from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present. Melissa Explains It All: her childhood and family, her career from its beginning to the present, her rebellious teen years, the mistakes she's made, the actors she worked with, competed against, befriended--and the wacky stories of trying to fit in, stand out, and juggle the roles of wife, mother and TV star. She shares the lessons she's learned along the way: what's kept her grounded and normal and working when others have not been so fortunate"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250032836
1250032830
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 HAR
Characteristics: viii, 276 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Grish, Kristina

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CocoBanana
Feb 07, 2014

I had been looking forward to reading this book but was left disappointed. Melissa only skims over her experiences in showbiz and instead rambles on about topics that I found uninteresting and unnecessary to dissect at length. She also spends a lot of time name dropping.. She comes across as quite vain and seems to believe that she is a much bigger celebrity than she actually is. My opinion of Melissa changed after reading this book.

cgloden Feb 06, 2014

Not a bad book and definitely a quick read. She was a little full of herself though and that could be a little annoying. No amazing reveals like you would hope for an autobiography.

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