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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Review: Speedbumps: Flooring it Through Hollywood

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

An breezy and entertaining read. Not too deep, not gossipy, seems pretty honest and in the end good stuff. Always liked Garr's performances, thought she was pretty underrated. Cannot imagine a 20 year ... Read full review

Review: Speedbumps: Flooring it Through Hollywood

User Review  - Lisa Stephenson - Goodreads

I really enjoyed Teri Garr's memoir about her life, her career, and about her long struggle with multiple sclerosis. I recently read David L. Lander's memoir and he also discovered he had MS, but ... Read full review

Contents

This Mess Is a Place
Daddy Dearest Hold Your Applause
Kwitcher Bitchin
My Affair with Mickey Mouse
Buried Alive
Ballerina in a Go Go Cage
Money Talks and Bullshit Walks
What Knockers
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
Elvis Has Left the Building

Were Circus People
One from the Heart
My Marriage to Dave
Tripped
Something Up My Butt
Keep Your Chins
The Little Engine That Could
Epilogue Acknowledgements About the Author
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

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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