Something Good: Andrews Signs Memoir "Home" in Union Square April 2

News   Something Good: Andrews Signs Memoir "Home" in Union Square April 2
 
The Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Union Square will be paid a visit by the original Mary Poppins April 2 when Academy Award winner Julie Andrews makes an in-store appearance.

Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Andrews is scheduled to drop by the Union Square bookstore at 7 PM to celebrate the release of her memoir, "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years." The latest work from the children's author and award-winning actress was released nationwide April 1 by Hyperion Books.

The 352-page memoir, including over 50 personal photographs, spans Andrews' life from 1935-1962. Recollecting her family life, the London Blitz of WWII and a childhood spent on radio, in music halls and her career on Broadway, "Home," according to publisher's notes, "is filled with numerous anecdotes, including stories of performing in My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison on Broadway and in the West End, and in Camelot with Richard Burton on Broadway; her first marriage to famed set and costume designer Tony Walton, culminating with the birth of their daughter, Emma; and the call from Hollywood and what lay beyond."

Julie Andrews made her Broadway debut in 1954's The Boy Friend, which was followed by the role that would launch her career, Eliza Doolittle, in My Fair Lady; she also starred in Broadway's Camelot and Victor/Victoria. Andrews earned an Academy Award for Disney's "Mary Poppins," and went on to star in the screen adaptation of Rodger and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" as well as in the films "Victor Victoria," "Star!" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

The Barnes and Noble Booksellers Union Square is located at 33 East 17th Street in Union Square North. For further information visit www.bn.com.

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