There are Worse Things I Could Do
Adrienne Barbeau never set out to be a sex symbol and she never intended to become the poster girl for women over 50 having babies, but both those stories and a lot more are detailed in this witty, revealing memoir of the Tony-nominated actress. This book covers Adrienne's early years in New York ("No one said Mafia out loud in those days. There was always the fear you wouldn't live to say anything else."), to starring on Broadway in Grease ("Alexander Cohen swore the only way we'd win a Tony was over his dead body"). She tells tales about her two hit television series (Maude and Carnivale), her many television and feature films (The Fog, Escape from New York, Cannonball Run, Swamp Thing, Back to School, Creepshow), her singing career ("Doc Severinson and the band had been in the audience during my nude foray off-Broadway in Stag Movie"), her romance with Burt Reynolds, her marriage to director John Carpenter, and marrying a much younger man and giving birth to twins at age 51.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sherton - LibraryThing
Adrienne Barbeau is not only a gifted actress and singer, but a gifted writer as well. There is early proof in the excerpts from her journals starting in fifth grade and her ninth grade term paper ... Read full review
THERE ARE WORSE THINGS I COULD DOUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
From Broadway to sitcoms to HBO to off-Broadway in a few short decades.Though she's best known as a buxom horror-film action babe and as Maude's daughter on the long-running Norman Lear sitcom ... Read full review