She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir (Paperback)
Three Rivers Press (CA), 9780307588869, 288pp.
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
In "She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother," Bryan Batt, the actor who plays Sal Romano on the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody Award-winning "Mad""Men, "chronicles his life--and his mother's supportive presence in it.
From growing up gay below the Mason-Dixon Line to landing principal roles on Broadway (his first was on roller skates playing a singing and dancing boxcar in "Starlight Express" ) and later on the picture-perfect sets of TV's "Mad Men, "to opening the ever-popular Hazelnut boutique in his hometown of New Orleans with his partner, Bryan weaves a touching and hilarious story of the South, showbiz, and an unshakable bond between mother and son.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Hazelnut, the home-accessory shop he owns with his partner in New Orleans, has been featured in the "New York Times," "House Beautiful," "InStyle," and other publications.
www.HazelnutNewOrleans.com "From the Hardcover edition."
Praise For She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir…
“I always knew that Bryan Batt was a wonderful actor, but now it turns out that he’s a terrific writer as well. It’s just not fair. In She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, Bryan’s tales of his family, his New Orleans childhood, and his career are hilarious, beautifully observed, and touching. I’ve met Bryan’s mother, and he does her proud—they both deserve a float at Mardi Gras.”
“Bryan Batt has written an achingly funny and deeply moving portrait of his beautiful New Orleanian mother. This book is a cause for celebration, a Mardi Gras–sized celebration!”
“Bryan Batt’s childhood is like a mash-up of a Tennessee Williams play and a Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland movie. This memoir is a gumbo of fun, feeling, and fortitude in the face of all that life has to throw at you. A fairy tale come true!”
“Funny, honest, moving. A wonderful memoir from a fantastic, southern gentleman. Loved it! Don't miss this one.”