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There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me

by Shields, Brooke, 1965-

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Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman... Full description

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Summary: Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily. As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. And when Brooke's own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her. But despite the many ups and downs, Brooke was by Teri's side when she died in 2012, a loving daughter until the end. Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.
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ISBN: 9780698186231
Author Notes: Brooke Shields was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree in French literature from Princeton University in 1987. She is an actress and model; she appeared in several movies including Pretty Baby, The Blue Lagoon, and Endless Love. Shields also starred in the television shows Suddenly Susan and Lipstick Jungle, and has appeared in several Broadway productions including Grease, Cabaret, and Chicago.

Shields has written several books about her life including On Your Own, Down Came the Rain, and There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me. She also wrote a children's book about dads and their daughters entitled, It's the Best Day Ever, Dad!

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