Melissa Explains It All

Melissa Explains It All

Tales From My Abnormally Normal Life

Book - 2013
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Melissa Joan Hart explained it all-from dating to bullies-in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All . She cast a spell on millions more viewers as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch . Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present.

Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she'd get on television her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus-whether it's for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa .

From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey , Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality-and still does. Melissa makes us laugh along with her as she talks about:

--guest appearances in shows like Saturday Night Live and The Equalizer
--auditioning for Punky Brewster and Clarissa
--her early Broadway days
--wacky parties she's thrown and attended
-- the actors who influenced her and whom she befriended, worked with and competed against
--her experiences both on and off-set-with Sabrina 's Salem the Cat and Elvis the Alligator on Clarissa
--how she met the love of her life at the Kentucky Derby

Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she's learned along the way-what's kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate-and that she's the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she'd be.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250032836
1250032830
Characteristics: viii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Grish, Kristina

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CocoBanana
Feb 07, 2014

I had been looking forward to reading this book but was left disappointed. Melissa only skims over her experiences in showbiz and instead rambles on about topics that I found uninteresting and unnecessary to dissect at length. She also spends a lot of time name dropping.. She comes across as quite vain and seems to believe that she is a much bigger celebrity than she actually is. My opinion of Melissa changed after reading this book.

cgloden Feb 06, 2014

Not a bad book and definitely a quick read. She was a little full of herself though and that could be a little annoying. No amazing reveals like you would hope for an autobiography.

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