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My Judy Garland Life

Boyt, Susie
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (Virago Press Ltd)
Published: June 12, 2009
ISBN: 9781844084128
320 pages, Section: 8, Integrated: 15, col pix + b/w t’out

£9.99

Fascinating and extraordinary, thrilling and poignant, My Judy Garland Life will speak to anyone who has ever nursed an obsession or held a candle to a star. Judy Garland has been an important figure in Susie Boyt’s life since she was three years old, comforting, inspiring and at times disturbing her. In this unique book, Boyt travels deep into the underworld of hero worship, reviewing through the prism of Judy our understanding of rescue, consolation, love, grief and fame.

What does it mean to adore someone you don’t know? What is the proper husbandry of a twenty-first century obsession?Boyt’s journey takes in a duetting breakfast with Mickey Rooney, a Munchkin luncheon, tea with the largest collector of Garlandia, an illicit late-night spree at the Minnesota Judy Garland Museum and a breathless, semi-sacred encounter with Miss Liza Minnelli . . .

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