Julie Andrews's legendary career encompasses the Broadway and London stages, as well as multiple films, television shows, album releases, concert tours, directing assignments, and the world of children's publishing. In 2000 the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities. Her many other honors include a Kennedy Center honor in the fall of 2001. She was married to film director Blake Edwards for forty-one years, and the couple have five children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Emma Walton Hamilton is an award-winning writer, producer and arts educator. Together with her mother, Julie Andrews, she has written over thirty books for children and young adults. Emma is on the faculty of Stony Brook University's MFA in Creative Writing, where she serves as director of the Children's Lit Fellows and the Young Artists and Writers Project.
"Home Work is a quiet revelation. And by quiet I don't mean
dull. The book is packed with emotion, action, gossip, and
fascinating tidbits about craft. The Julie Andrews we get to know
is salty, funny, passionate, hard-working, gracious, and above all,
a brilliant vocalist and actress who has braved many
"[Home Work gives] readers long-awaited details about [Julie Andrew's] earliest films like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.... Andrews continues to approach life -- and writing -- with strength and grace."--People
"[Home Work] is everything you could hope for and more."--Scribbles by Kat
"[W]arm, graceful, and candid... This deeply pleasurable and forthright chronicle illuminates the myriad reasons 'home work' has such profound meaning for artist and humanitarian Andrews... [a] treasury of delectable Hollywood revelations."--Booklist
"A frank and intimate storyteller whose radiant spirit fills these pages, Andrews chronicles the peaks and valleys of her life and career. This event-packed memoir is a must for fans of Andrews's life and work, students of cinema history, and anyone who is curious about musical film production."--Library Journal (starred review)
"A warm, entertaining memoir...An insightful treat for Andrews's fans."--Kirkus Reviews
"Details Andrews' transformation from traveling performer to movie star."--Los Angeles Times, Book Club Pick
"Full of delicious details...and poignant recollections."--Long Island Living
"Julie Andrews's two memoirs, Home and Home Work, are at once heartbreaking and awe-inspiring."--"Our Mothers Ourselves"
"Shares reflections on Andrews's astonishing career, and discusses her famous roles in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria, and more."--Bustle, New Celebrity Memoirs that Will Leave You Starstruck This Fall
"Sincere and inspiring...This charming account of Andrews's professional and personal life will no doubt serve to make the venerated performer all the more beloved."--Publishers Weekly
"The inside-look into the perils and stress of movie making, and the honest portrayal of Andrews' struggles to blend her career, home life, and complicated personal matters offers a rich glimpse into a resilient star. Edward's mercurial but brilliant and generous nature is vividly recounted...her memoir makes it vividly clear that her stardom was not an easy path to achieve."--The Missourian
"Thrillingly honest but never unkind, Andrews mixes fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of filming... with moving revelations....This enchanting memoir reveals Andrews as a rare creature: a mega-star whose feet remain firmly on the ground."