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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (360 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garry Marshall Narrator: Garry Marshall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780307970497
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With the television hits The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy, and movies like The Flamingo Kid, Beaches, Pretty Woman, and The Princess Diaries under his belt, Garry Marshall has been among the most successful writers, directors, and producers in America for more than five decades. His work on the small and big screen has delighted audiences for the last three decades and has withstood the test of time.

In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time, sharing the joys and challenges of working with the Fonz and the young Julia Roberts, the “street performer” Robin Williams, and the young Anne Hathaway, among many others. This honest, vibrant, and often hilarious memoir reveals a man whose career has been defined by his drive to make people laugh and whose personal philosophy—despite his tremendous achievements—has always been that life is more important than show business.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting memoir from someone who has created TV shows that are household names, unforgettable movies, and solid gold entertainment. A talented man from a talented family. Thank you for all the joy you have given, and for all the laughs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting insights into television and some of the most-popular shows in history. I wasn't bowled over by the writing or level of inside information, but it was moderately informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise Sullivan | 2/11/2014

    " Garry Marshall is known for producing and directing feel good movies and tv shows such as Pretty Woman and Happy Days. So, it comes as no sueprise that this was an upbeat and enjoyable book. Marshall's life has been upbeat as well. It is refreshing to read how important family is to this very succesful man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kortney | 2/5/2014

    " I really liked this book because it helped me learn more about Garry Marshall and the TV and Movie industry. I would recommend this book to people who like biographies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Elizabeth Morton | 2/2/2014

    " If you are a fan of Garry Marshall and his movies and/or TV shows, you will enjoy this book. I always enjoy hearing stories about the making of movies, the stars and what they are really like. Fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 2/1/2014

    " Garry Marshall - one of my favorite directors!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie Revert | 1/16/2014

    " What an upbeat person this man is! He could give lessons on how to both attack and enjoy life. Rarely have I smiled so much when reading a book. (library) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Parker | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting Audio Book, spoken by the man himself. A few celebrity tidbits here and there. I am from MA, but his NY accent was really strong at times. Overall, amazing life and amazingly creative mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/15/2014

    " I LOVED this book. I have seen all his TV series and all his movies, and I loved hearing the back stories about all of them. I really liked that he gave out lots of great advice, from all his experiences. I read this book in about 24 hours, as I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Inserillo | 1/11/2014

    " Loved it. Sounds like such a down to earth guy. Easy read. Very interesting how his actors are chosen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/11/2014

    " It is a Memoir......... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 1/9/2014

    " I enjoyed many of Garry Marshall's shows, and this was a fun memoir. I'm glad there have been people like Garry Marshall in Hollywood. For the most part, he seemed like a normal guy in a sea of craziness. And he never trash-talked the people he worked with. That was classy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jracicot | 12/22/2013

    " Fun book and great look into the shows, people and lives of some very familiar stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 11/22/2013

    " Barbara and Garry Marshall are both class acts and it was wonderful to learn so much about their days in tv and film. I remember both of them fondly from my Westlake days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelia Murphy | 9/20/2013

    " great on set stories from classics like Laverne & Shirley to Pretty Woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raindogma | 8/22/2013

    " Light, funny and very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 7/20/2013

    " I loved this book because I love the shows and movies he talks about, in his own voice, in this book. There is alot of behibd the scenes stuff in here from his shows and movies (including but not limited to Happy Days, Mork and Mindy, Beaches,New Years Eve, and the Flamingo Kid) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 5/10/2013

    " This book was a gift. I have grown up on Garry Marshall's T.V. Programs and movies. He is so multi-talented it was fun to read about how his life began. He has a very inspiring philosophy. If you like biographies this is a good one, I highly recommend this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward Telarroja | 3/23/2013

    " Loved it. It's amazing to see a story such as his come alive and then after you finish it, blink twice to make sure this isn't based on. Fairy tale. This is an example of: if you work hard doing what you love, and with some luck, anything can happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bmac34 | 3/22/2013

    " A fun read. A lot of insight about Hollywood and Garry's life in it. I love his humor and its nice to get a laugh out loud moment while reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgia | 2/21/2013

    " This is a really great book on the history of one of Hollywoods great personalities. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry Dullum | 2/14/2013

    " Good Hollywood biography. Much fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa Fox | 12/23/2012

    " Great memoir and interesting to see the different perspectives of the same events from him vs. his sister in her memoir. (His perspective rings much more true). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/11/2012

    " A Hollywood biography that isn't about drugs or alcohol problems! I enjoyed reading about Garry Marshall's career and life. I'm glad I spent the time to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 12/6/2012

    " Really enjoyed this book-had no idea he was involved in so many shows. Brought back lots of memories of my childhood watching Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley./ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 7/18/2012

    " Garry Marshall writes a charming memoir of his Hollywood career. Very enjoyable. "

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