Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood

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Penguin, Oct 31, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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In this laugh-out-loud funny and inspiring autobiography, one of Hollywood’s best-loved comediennes muses about movies, men, motherhood, and MS 

In a book that is at once Hollywood hilarious and personally moving, Teri Garr, star of such classic films as Young Frankenstein, Oh God!, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Mom, and Tootsie, for which she received an Academy Award nomination, writes about her life with the same wit and warmth that have won the hearts of fans for over three decades.

From sipping Cokes with Elvis Presley to hangin’ with the Beatles; from her secrets to succeeding in Hollywood without losing her sanity, to dealing with the fear, anxiety, and denial of being plagued by mysterious physical problems that eluded diagnosis for over twenty years—the insights in Speedbumps, while always couched in Garr’s trademark humor, are honest, heartfelt, and often profound. BACKCOVER: “The driven comedian tells (almost) all…[and] she’s as dizzily funny as ever.”
Entertainment Weekly 

“Garr sticks to the truth whether it’s hysterically funny, or, at times, heart wrenching. Read this book, it’s a lesson in courage.”
—Mel Brooks


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Garr, who perfected the loopy but loveable wife/girlfriend in such films as Mr. Mom, Oh, God!, and Tootsie, may surprise fans with this candid memoir that belies her image. The daughter of show biz ... Read full review


This Mess Is a Place
Daddy Dearest Hold Your Applause
Kwitcher Bitchin
My Affair with Mickey Mouse
Buried Alive
Ballerina in a GoGo Cage
Money Talks and Bullshit Walks
What Knockers
Something Up My Butt
Grace of My Heart
With Friends Like These
Walking on Broken Glass
Ms Garr Goes to Washington
Brace Yourself
Coming in for a Landing
Shes Up Shes Down Shes Up Shes Down

Were Circus People
One from the Heart
My Marriage to Dave
Elvis Has Left the Building
Keep Your Chins
The Little Engine That Could
Epilogue Acknowledgements About the Author

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Teri Garr is a leading advocate in raising awareness for multiple sclerosis and one of Hollywoods most beloved comic actresses, starring in such classic films as "Young Frankenstein, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Mom," and "Tootsie," for which she received an Academy Award nomination.

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