The Resource Homesick : a memoir, Sela Ward, (overdrive ebook)

Homesick : a memoir, Sela Ward, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Homesick : a memoir
Title
Homesick
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sela Ward
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Title
Homesick
Creator
Summary
The Emmy award-winning television actress shares details about her small-town Mississippi childhood, family values, and reflections about finding happiness in the face of modern-day challenges
Subject
Genre
Review
This earnest memoir by Ward, the 46-year-old star of the 1990s sitcom hits Sisters and Once & Again and spokesperson for Sprint long distance, juxtaposes a jet-setting Hollywood image with a smalltown Mississippi past. More sugared up than a glass of Southern iced tea, the book will surely build Ward's reputation with her TV fan base, as it doesn't delve deep into Ward's psyche or tell all about the biz. It's targeted at the women Ward grew up with in Meridian, Miss.—the same women she wants to reunite with now that she's returned there to begin settling down, loaded with cash, a Los Angeles venture capitalist husband and their two children. The fascinating trajectory of Ward's ideal American woman's life—she went from cheerleader and homecoming queen at the University of Alabama to fashion model and fixture of New York nightlife—should intrigue readers who can relate to culture shock. There's also a smattering of intelligently researched treatises on civil rights and on the contemporary crumbling of social bonds. A portion of the book's proceeds will go to a foundation for abused and neglected children that Ward founded last year in Meridian. Her overly saccharine tendencies notwithstanding, Ward gives readers a cute story of a smalltown girl's rise to celebrity. Photos. (Oct. 15) Forecast: There's a large audience for this book, if one considers Ward's popularity on Sisters. But whether that sizable viewership will translate into big book sales is doubtful. Still, her publisher has planned an author tour stopping in cities such as Birmingham, Meridian, Jackson and Nashville. --Staff (Reviewed October 7, 2002) (Publishers Weekly, vol 249, issue 40, p67)
Biography type
autobiography
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185411
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
  • 791.45028092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
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Sela Ward
Label
Homesick : a memoir, Sela Ward, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6D60314F-CDA4-48CC-95C3-516E5B1ED329
Publication
Note
  • Title from eBook information screen
  • Electronic version of ed. published: New York, NY : ReganBooks, c2002. (257 p.)
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm52851490
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780060770129
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Requires Adobe Reader 6.0 (file size: 1042 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 285 KB)

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