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Melissa Explains it All : Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life - Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Explains it All

Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life

Hardcover

Published: 1st February 2014
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Thousands of young people consider Melissa Joan Hart an integral part of their childhoods. She played the title roles in the trailblazing Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All and the wildly popular Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, but she never let fame go to her head. From her first commercial to her current star turn in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey, Hart has had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in the suburbs. While still in elementary school, Hart and her mum would commute from Long Island to Manhattan for auditions and acting jobs. To her it wasn't extraordinary; nor were her friendships with her competition (like Soleil Moon Frye or Lacey Chabert) and her cast mates (Ryan Reynolds and Calista Flockhart). It was just her job. Instead of buying toys, her earnings would help pay family bills. Melissa Explains It All is as forthright and funny as Melissa herself. The book offers behind the scenes tales from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present. Melissa Explains It All: her childhood and family, her career from its beginning to the present, her rebellious teen years, the mistakes she's made, the actors she worked with, competed against, befriended-and the wacky stories of trying to fit in, stand out, and juggle the roles of wife, mother and TV star. She shares the lessons she's learned along the way: what's kept her grounded and normal and working when others have not been so fortunate.

About the Author

MELISSA JOAN HART is an actor/producer/director who made her first national commercial at age four. Melissa currently co-stars in the ABC Family comedy series "Melissa & Joey." She made her first big splash in the title role of Nickelodeon's "Clarissa Explains It All." . Both in the United States and abroad, Melissa is perhaps best known for her starring role in the Showtime movie-turned-network series, "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch." Melissa has appeared on "Dancing with the Stars, That 70's Show," and "Law and Order: SVU," among others. Her production company, Hartbreak Films, has produced projects including Sabrina, Melissa & Joey, and a number of television movies and feature films.

"I loved Melissa's book! Her voice is so unique and strong. As a reader I felt in the moment, as if Melissa were telling me her stories firsthand. Proud of my fellow momista!" --Tori Spelling "I don't know if Melissa can write, and I don't know if you can read, but I know you and I have made bigger mistakes than trying to read her book."--Bill Murray "From the moment I met Melissa, she charmed me instantly. Melissa's delightful, witty, frank and thoughtful book shows a side of her we've never seen before."--Garry Marshall "Melissa Joan Hart has written a delightful and refreshingly honest memoir about growing up Melissa/Clarissa/Sabrina. All the women who grew up with her will go wild for this book."--Delia Ephron""

ISBN: 9781250032836
ISBN-10: 1250032830
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 2014
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.5  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.52