Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Best of 2012: Memoir

One of the many items [old and new] enjoyed by Burbank Public Library staff during 2012, recommended for your consideration:

My Mother Was Nuts, by Penny Marshall (on the shelf at 791.430233 MARSH) was the best book I read this year. I loved the television show Laverne & Shirley, and I was aware that her brother is Garry Marshall, but she has had a full life so far beyond those facts. Dancing, pregnancies, famous hook-ups, cancer, wow--
I couldn’t stop reading. She’s so honest in her writing and (to me) courageous on her darker days. I felt good when I finished this book, and still, every once in a while, I think about her and smile.

Evelyn P., Admin. Clerk

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