In 2015 journalist and author Evan Thomas set out to get inside the troubled mind of President Richard Nixon. Using dozens of interviews and what was then newly released archival material, he paints a portrait of the complex man he calls “fantastically contradictory.”
The first two roles Julie Andrews landed upon arriving in Hollywood were the leads in “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music” – iconic characters that captured the hearts of children in the 1960s.
And just like that, Andrews became a star with a career in movies that would last for decades. Her films continue to touch new generations of viewers.
Now Andrews has written a book titled “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.” It gives readers a glimpse into her life off screen and showcases the less glamorous side of celebrity.
Andrews co-wrote the book with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. Diane spoke with both of them.
- Julie Andrews Singer, actor, author; her latest book is "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years"
- Emma Walton Hamilton Author, editor, educator and theater professional; she has co-authored numerous books for children of all ages with her mother, Julie Andrews
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