From Publishers Weekly
This companion volume to the Women's Entertainment network television series "When I Was a Girl" offers wistful, reflective views of growing up by numerous famous women, including India Arie, Candice Bergen, Chris Evert, Sue Grafton and Sally Ride. In a style reminiscent of a glossy magazine feature article, with sidebars and varying text sizes, the book shows women waxing nostalgic about their childhood bedrooms ("My room was everything pink," writes Jamie-Lynn Sigler), their families ("My brother used to pay me to stay away from him," recalls Ellen Degeneres) and their favorite foods (for Gladys Knight, it was "Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a carton of milk"). Other sections sum up the typical girl's preferred television shows, music, books and beauty products, depending on the decade she grew up in. Tailor-made for those with short attention spans, this is a light, upbeat reminder of life's quintessential ups and downs. A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to Girls Inc.
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