Columnist Army Archerd reports that the Andrews tome will chronicle the Academy Award winner's life from childhood through age 27, when she began filming "Mary Poppins." Archerd says the book will be an open and honest account of her young life, as Andrews "unveils a childhood with abusive, alcoholic parents and her upward climb." Julie Andrews — who was born in Surrey, England — starred on Broadway in the original productions of The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Camelot, the stage version of Victor/Victoria, and in the Off-Broadway Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together. She won an Academy Award for her work in "Mary Poppins" and Oscar nominations for "The Sound of Music" and "Victor/Victoria."
Andrews was recently presented with the 43rd Annual Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment by the Screen Actors Guild.