This bright and sassy celebrity bio includes enough name-dropping for the movie/TV fan, but stops short of being a "then I slept with" tell-all. Garr comes through as someone you'd like to pal around with.
Very funny. I always liked Teri Garr and this made me like her even more. She recounts her whole career along with the 20 years of bizarre symptoms that finally resulted in a diagnosis of MS. She seems to be a very down to earth woman dealing with a potentially crippling disease. Very uplifiting.
Excellent, wonderful, touching insightful autobiography by an actress I liked but knew little about. She has been in some of my favorite movies (Tootsie, Mr. Mom, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) but I didn't realize how long she has been acting, how connected she is to the world's most respected directors and what an advocate she has become for the Multiple Sclerosis that she has been dealing with for years.
Teri narrates this herself, making it even better. Highly recommend!
The change of spelling in her name was a turning point in her career. I also liked how she summed up Elvis after dancing in nine of his movies. "He had more natural charisma in his pinkie than all the producers of his movies combined." (page 39)