A View from a Broad

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A View from a Broad

By Bette Midler; Sean Russell (Photographer)

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781476773551, 140pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

Bette Midler, also known as Divine Miss M the indomitable and incomparable singer, actor, and musical theater extraordinaire, with a career spanning almost half a century revisits her classic memoir, now with a new introduction.
With her brassy voice and bold performances making the world finally pay attention, she needs no introduction. Grammy award winning singer, Academy Award nominee, Broadway star of her critically acclaimed one-woman show and beloved actress in "The Rose," "Beaches and Down" and "Out in Beverly Hills" Bette Midler is a household name whose career and fans span generations.
In "A View from a Broad," originally published in 1980, Bette relives her career through memories of endless rehearsals, her fear of flying, crazy schedules and wisdom she learned from Thai Gondoliers, with the trademark razor-blade wit that her fans have grown to know, love and expect.
Filled with photographs, a new introduction and heartwarming stories that highlight only a portion of a brilliant career, "A View from a Broad" is the perfect gift for anyone who loves music, theater or just plain fun and will be cherished by the fans of Divine Miss M for years to come.

About the Author
Bette Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. She lives in New York City.

Sean Russell is the author of The One Kingdom and The Isle of Battle, previous books in the Swans' War trilogy, plus the River into Darkness books: Compass of the Soul and Beneath the Vaulted Hills; the Moontide and Magic Rise books: Sea Without a Shore and World Without End; and Gatherer of Clouds and The Initiate Brother. He lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, with his wife and son.

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014

"There's a lot of embroidery in this book ... " Midler says. "It's all lies, except for like 10 percent." A new edition of A View From a Broad, originally published in 1980, is out this week. More at NPR.org

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