I'm a huge Judy fan and I love this book more and more everytime I read it.
It doesn't begin to do justice to an American talent who was more than just a superstar singer, movie star, recording artist, and unbelieveable performer.
Despite the fact that it has some very real limitations, Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland by Gerald Clark is not a badly written book.
I've read all the Garland bios without exception and for my money this is the best. It is a balanced effort that captures both her enormous talent , wit and buoyancy, and does not... Read morePublished 1 day ago by DWinston
I thought the book was very interesting and well written. Clarke obviously did some serious research before putting this book together. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jodee
I appreciate the vivid honesty and raw emotion in this book. I had read it previously, but it was just as good on the second go around!Published 16 months ago by Filkris
I think that it's crazy the amount of damage that parents can at times inflict upon their children. Poor Judy didn't stand much of a chance, yet some how she managed to survive the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by trish trish
This book is very detailed and accurately tells the details of Judy's life. It's honest about her bratty behaviour but her greatness is maintained.Published 17 months ago by Tish
This is actually a pretty good read. Not just because I’m currently in a trashy memoir/biography phase, but because Judy lived a hell of a life and is THE original train wreck. Read morePublished 20 months ago by James
I looked forward to reading this book because I have heard so much about Judy Garland. Also I read and enjoyed Clarke's bio of Truman Capote. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nicholson
Tragic would be the word to describe Judy Garland. From her psycho stage mother to the MGM executives, Judy had everyone telling her what to do, how to look and how to act. Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by Vanessa
If you want to read an insightful, well-researched biography of Judy Garland I would suggest you look elsewhere, because this book is anything but. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by cynicalgirl