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Publisher Description

The perfect gift for Brooke Shields fans, There Was a Little Girl explores Brooke's relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in this extraordinary, heartfelt memoir that became a New York Times bestseller. 

Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and her manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drank heavily.

As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. And when Brooke’s own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her. But despite the many ups and downs, Brooke was by Teri’s side when she died in 2012, a loving daughter until the end.

Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.

Biographies & Memoirs
Brooke Shields
hr min
November 18
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

CJB57 ,

Fair, balanced, and candid

I read lots of memoirs and was pleased to see how raw and candid Brooke was about her relationship with her mother. This is no “Mommy Dearest, however! Brooke takes care to present her Mother as a flawed yet loving parent whose demons clearly got the best of her. This book confirms the complicated relationship between mothers & daughters as well as the way in which parenthood allows us to heal the wounds of our past. Brooke Sheilds possesses a wonderfully wicked sense of humor and depth of character for which she’s never been credited.

BDNCoty ,

Loved this!

Love Brooke and loved hearing about her mother from her perspective.

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