"My Mother Was Nuts" by Penny Marshall

  • March 1, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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 WHO WOULD LIKE TO HOST THIS NEXT BOOK CLUB? Also, please do not sign up for this event and then not show. Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way.My Mother Was Nuts is an intimate backstage pass to Penny’s personal life, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her travels across Europe with Art Garfunkel on the back of a motorcycle. We see Penny get married. And divorced. And married again (the second time to Rob Reiner). We meet a young Carrie Fisher, whose close friendship with Penny has spanned decades. And we see Penny at work with Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert De Niro, and Whitney Houston.Throughout it all, from her childhood spent tap dancing in the Bronx, to her rise as the star of Laverne & Shirley, Penny lived by simple rules: “try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” With humor and heart, My Mother Was Nuts reveals there’s no one else quite like Penny Marshall.

Please plan to bring a snack to pass and something to drink!

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  • Tina

    Great time! Great hostess! Great conversation! Nice to see everyone.

    March 2, 2013

  • Adrienne

    #1910

    March 1, 2013

  • Adrienne

    #1970

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My son just got in to town. He surprised me and arrived a day early so I can not make it this evening ladies. I hope to see you next time.

    March 1, 2013

  • Grace

    I didn't get a chance to read the book so I don't want to take a spot for someone else.

    March 1, 2013

    • Adrienne

      You still welcome to join us. The conversations are always fun :)

      March 1, 2013

    • Adrienne

      *you're

      March 1, 2013

  • Anne J.

    This mo. Just flew by & i didn't get to read the book but would still like to come for the fun & laughs if I may? If someone else has read the book though & wants to come, I'll bow out.

    March 1, 2013

    • Adrienne

      Come anyway Anne :). I haven't seen you in awhile.

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband's grandmother passed away and the wake is Friday night

    February 27, 2013

  • Tina

    Hello ladies! I looked for this book and could not find it. I will have it read for the meetup. If someone is waiting that has read it I will cancel out to be fair. Although I enjoy the conversation.

    February 20, 2013

    • Lesley

      Doesn't matter - read what you can and come anyway! Our conversations are always fun!

      February 20, 2013

    • Tina

      Ok then. See you there!
      I do enjoy the girl talk!!

      1 · February 20, 2013

  • Adrienne

    I can host it Kathy

    February 12, 2013

  • Kathy

    Looking for someone to host this!!!

    February 11, 2013

  • Kathy

    Sorry, can't make this. Still need someone to host this book club .

    February 11, 2013

  • Anne J.

    sounds like a great, fun read!

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My RSVP will depend on what book is chosen. I have all different tastes but if I can't get past the first 10 pages, I don't read it.

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has it been decided which book we are to read?

    January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    (1) Defending Jacob (2) The Affair

    January 3, 2013

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