Everybody knows that Patricia Heaton plays the hilarious,
wise, and tempestuous married-with-kids everywoman on Everybody Loves Raymond. What they might not know is that in real
life she is married, has four boys, and is just as funny offscreen as on.
Hollywood is Patricia Heaton’s humorous and poignant collection of essays
on life, love, marriage, child-rearing, show business, having parents, being a
parent, spousal rage, surviving fame, success, and the shame of underarm flab.
She is warm, witty, and refreshingly irreverent.
Heaton grew up in suburban Cleveland, one of five children
of devout Roman Catholic parents. Her father was a noted sportswriter for the Plain Dealer; her mother died suddenly
and unexpectedly when Heaton was twelve. Love, fast food, and an unflagging
sense of humor held the clan together and propelled Patricia to a showbiz
career that began with hilariously nightmarish struggles in New York,
eventually leading to a triumphant move to Los Angeles.
In Motherhood and
Hollywood, Patricia Heaton pours out her heart and minces no words. She’s
taking all prisoners for cookies and a glass of Jack Daniel’s and diet ginger
ale. Laughter ensues. Download and start listening now!