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Foster Child: A Biography of Jodie Foster Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
My whole family read the book, one after the other. Our edition is falling apart after so much use. I highly recommend this book. Perhaps the best biography I have ever read.
Those familiar with what is known about Jodie Foster will find few real surprises. It is generally known, for instance, that she is frightenly intelligent; and that she has, with one or two exceptions, never acted in or directed a movie she didn't really want to do, but once committed devotes herself wholeheartedly. It also been surmised that in terms of a love life, she looks at the person and not the gender; a common trait with highly educated, irreligious people. That she is understandably guarded with her privacy, that she does not suffer fools gladly, or that she has something of a cold streak personally, do not come as a surprise either. All of these are elaborated on in this book.
What is particularly germaine in the book is Buddy's revelations of the Foster family, a high strung, tumultuous family if there ever was one. Speaking first hand, we have his account of the wars between the ambitious mother of the Foster brood, Brandy, and their USAF officer father Lucius. They divorced while Brandy was pregnant with Jodie, but they had several break-and-smash reunions afterward.
Buddy's respect for his sister particularly shines in the analysis he gives her movies, notably her directorial efforts "Little Man Tate" and "Home for the Holidays.Read more ›
Jodie almost didn't make it into an adult career. If she hadn't done The Accused, that would have been just about the end. She still had to produce Nell herself, starting her own production company.
Jodie was a child superstar. She could handle a co-starring role with grace and ease beyond her years, and fill a film role like Freaky Friday like a complete pro. But she was on a set from a very tender age, so she paid her dues.
Mom a lesbian? who cares? But he was right about Jodie - even if it took until 2013 to finally come out. We knew, or at least we all had strong suspicions. And Kristy McNichol was no surprise either. We loved them, they were both adorable and the epitome of the 70s tomboy. I caught these on reruns.
The Coogan Laws are supposed to protect kids by keeping some of their money in a trust until they turn 21. Makes me sick that he had nothing left.
Check out photos of Buddy here. Most are from Mayberry RFD [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read about this book in the NY Times. I had not read it so went online to my Smile Amazon and found it in less than a minute. It is out of print so I bought it used. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Dobbins
It was in good quality like it very much I love the book I like to hear about the whole family not just about Jodie FosterPublished 7 months ago by John Haack
bizarre freakish page turner you don't want to miss! Wow what a book. I have read a lot of Hollywood biographies and autobiographies, and the unauthorized biographies are always... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Holly Schneck
The book was a good read but was not in the condition stated by the seller. There was a problem with the binding making it difficult just to hold the book open.Published on March 25, 2013 by Nancy P. Sachs
It didn't take me long to finish this book, and I'm not an avid reader. I admire Jody and wanted to know more about her, quite accomplished with this book. Highly recommended. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Fuzzball
The book was in good share as described. The price of one cent was great. OK shipping and handling were not as good as the price of the book. Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by MadPatter
"Foster Child" was written by Jodie Foster's brother Buddy and is in essence an unauthorized book as Jodie didn't partake in the writing of the book. Read morePublished on June 26, 2011 by Terrance Richard
It's well written, good job Buddy et al.
If you want to know how Alicia Foster became JODIE Foster, read the book. Read more
this is a really good look at the life of Jodie Foster. Just wish I knew more about what she is doing in her later years. This leaves you hanging since it is written in 1998Published on September 25, 2009 by Janet R. Owen