“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.”
—Mario CantoneFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
BRYAN BATT appears on the Emmy Award–winning drama Mad Men
and has performed in many Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including Jeffrey, Starlight Express, Cats, and Beauty and the Beast.
Hazelnut, the home-accessory shop he owns with his partner in New Orleans, has been featured in the New York Times
, House Beautiful
, and other publications.
www.HazelnutNewOrleans.comFrom the Hardcover edition.