Monday, January 15, 2018

Shirley, I Jest! A Storied Life by Cindy Williams

Shirley, I Jest: A Storied Life
by Cindy Williams, with Dave Smitherman [Biography Williams] 

I always appreciate a good pun, so, this title and Cindy’s cute, smiling face are what caught my eye initially on the cover of this book. This is a fairly quick read but very enjoyable. From “American Graffiti” to “Laverne & Shirley”, Cindy Williams has had a somewhat charmed career, even if uneven! She provides a good amount of her family background in addition to a number of very interesting tales of her brushes with famous people, both before and after she became famous herself. It’s refreshing to read something that’s neither sleazy nor sensationalized about someone who’s a pretty normal person underneath the ‘star’.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try What’s So Funny?, by Tim Conway, This Time Together, by Carol Burnett or Make ‘Em Laugh, by Debbie Reynolds]

[ Wikipedia page for Cindy Williams web site ]

Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library

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