I, Rhoda

I, Rhoda

[a Memoir]

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Actress Valerie Harper tells her personal and her professional story. From her humble beginnings as a dancer and chorus girl on Broadway, to the role that made her famous--Rhoda Morgenstern--on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and 'Rhoda, ' to the pressures of headlining her own sitcom 'Valerie'; Harper shares her experiences with candor and humor.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781442361935
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO BIO HARPER V. Harper 3/2013
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.

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NYSandy23
Jan 30, 2018

In a word, bland. This book has so much promise that is left unfilled. Valerie has a lifetime of experience from her start as a classical ballet dancer in the late 50's through Broadway, Movies, TV and back to Broadway. She has worked for 50 years and has met and acted with countless personalities but she doesn't share anything but banal, brief snippets. She spends most of her time on family and friends which is lovely but not particularly interesting. She shares some stories about her activism for causes but leaves out the passion in talking about them. She does talk about Rhoda as the lynchpin for most of her future acting work but not much of stories on the set or with co-stars, which would have made this book way more interesting. Valerie reads the book which, in my opinion, puts the voice with the words of the person with some emotion. I always enjoy that. It's like having a conversation. This memoir could have been so much more, if she didn't just skim though her life's experiences.

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