Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland

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Random House, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 510 pages
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A compelling portrayal of the Hollywood superstar covers Garland's childhood, her struggles to establish herself in one of the industry's great studios, her often traumatic love affairs, and much more. By the author of Capote. 100,000 first printing.

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Although this book is well researched and written, bringing in some sense of the times that Garland lived though and how it affected her, in some cases the book takes on an air of lurid gossip ... Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine Meza - Goodreads

If you ever get depressed with your life, read a Judy Garland bio. This one is atmospheric, has that mid-century feel with names that resonate with people of a certain age, and it's a fast read. Poor ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Gerald Clarke is the author of Capote, the much acclaimed, bestselling biography of Truman Capote. He has also written for many magazines, including Esquire, Architectural Digest, and Time, where for many years he was a senior writer. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Yale, he now lives in Bridgehampton, in eastern Long Island, New York.

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