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What Would Barbra Do?: How Musicals Changed My Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date May 1, 2007
Pages 270
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061254611
ISBN-10 0061254614
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $22.95
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A lighthearted personal account of the influence of musicals on everyday life is a part confessional, part social commentary that describes the author's experience of meeting famous celebrities, acquiring coveted bootleg recordings, and more. 30,000 first printing.
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Emma Brockes didn't always love musicals. One of her most painful childhood memories is of her mother singing "The Hills Are Alive" while young Emma crossed the street en route to a babysitting gig. Mum said the music would keep muggers at bay. Emma found it warded off friends, a social life, and any chance of appearing normal.

Some people would slice off their arm with a plastic knife before they'd sit through Fiddler on the Roof or The Sound of Music. But musicals are everywhere, and it's about time someone asked why. Emma Brockes firmly believes that, in this world, our lives might be much better lived to a Broadway score. Smartly written and incredibly witty, What Would Barbra Do? is part memoir, part musical history tour, and, at its heart, the touching story of a daughter, a mother, and how musicals kept them together. It will have you laughing and singing.



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from Harpercollins (May 1, 2007)
9780061254611 | details & prices | 270 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.95
About: A personal account of the influence of musicals on everyday life is a part confessional, part social commentary that describes the author's experience of meeting famous celebrities and acquiring coveted bootleg recordings.
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from Perennial (May 1, 2008)
9780061374647 | details & prices | 270 pages | 4.75 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99

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