Me And My Shadows: A Family Memoir

by Lorna Luft

Hardcover, 1998




Atria (1998), 432 pages


The question follows Lorna Luft to this day: "What's it like to be Dorothy's daughter?" Although by appearances glamorous and truly thrilling, growing up as the daughter of Judy Garland was anything but a journey over the rainbow. With unsparing candor, Lorna Luft offers the first-ever insider portrait of one of Hollywood's most celebrated families: a rare story of a little girl, her half-sister Liza, and her baby brother trying desperately to hang on to the mother whose life seemed destined to burn brightly but briefly. Lorna makes an extraordinary journey back into the spiral of love, addiction, pain, and loss that lurked behind a charmed facade. Filled with behind-the-scenes dramas, hilarious untold stories, and little-known details of Garland family life, Me and My Shadows is a tribute to Lorna's victory over her own past, a story of hope, of love and its limitations, and a deeply moving testament to the healing powers of embracing one's past and charting a course of self-love and discovery.… (more)


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LibraryThing member bronwyn52
a potrait of lorna, her experiences with her famous mother judy garland, and her sister liza
LibraryThing member JCLHeatherM
A deeply personal memoir of Judy Garland's life, told from the perspective of her youngest daughter Lorna Luft. This biographical piece was the source material for the brilliant TV bio-pic of Garland's life, 'Me and My Shadows' (2001). Showing both lighter and darker sides of Garland's life, Luft
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explains how Garland came to be the way she was - an extraordinary performer with a very troubled past and burdens to carry.
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432 p.; 6.5 inches


067101899X / 9780671018993
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