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My Judy Garland Life

Susie Boyt

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ISBN 10: 1596916664 / ISBN 13: 9781596916661
Published by Bloomsbury USA, 2009
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: My Judy Garland Life

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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An irresistible mixture of memoir, biography, cultural analysis, hero worship, and sequinstudded self-help that will speak to anyone who's ever nursed an obsession.

Judy Garland has been an important figure in Susie Boyt's life since she was three years old: comforting, inspiring, and at times disturbing her. In this unique book, Boyt travels deep into the underworld of hero worship, examining our understanding of rescue, consolation, love, grief, and fame through the prism of Judy. Her journey takes in a duetting breakfast with Mickey Rooney, a munchkin luncheon, a latenight spree at the Minnesota Judy Garland Museum, and a breathless, semi-sacred encounter with Liza Minnelli.

Layering key episodes from Garland's life with defining moments from her own, Boyt explores with insight and humor what it means, exactly, to adore someone you don't know. Does hero worship have to be a pursuit that's low in status or can it be performed with pride and style? Are there similarities that lie at the heart of all fandom? Chronicling her obsession, Boyt illuminates her own life and perfectly distills why Judy Garland is such a legend.

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Susie Boyt was born in London and educated at Oxford U niversity. She is the author of four novels, including The Last Hope of Girls, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and Only Human, which was shortlisted for the Mind Award. She writes a weekly column about fashion for the Financial Times. She also works part time as a bereavement counselor.

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