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Mean baby : a memoir of growing up

Blair, Selma 1972- (author.).

Summary

Summary: The first story Selma Blair Beitner ever heard about herself is that she was a mean, mean baby. With her mouth pulled in a perpetual snarl and a head so furry it had to be rubbed to make way for her forehead, Selma spent years living up to her terrible reputation: biting her sisters, lying spontaneously, getting drunk from Passover wine at the age of seven, and behaving dramatically so that she would be the center of attention. Although Selma went on to become a celebrated Hollywood actress and model, she could never quite shake the periods of darkness that overtook her, the certainty that there was a great mystery at the heart of her life. She often felt like her arms might be on fire, a sensation not unlike electric shocks, and she secretly drank to escape. Over the course of this beautiful and, at times, devasting memoir, Selma lays bare her addiction to alcohol, her devotion to her brilliant and complicated mother, and the moments she flirted with death. There is brutal violence, passionate love, true friendship, the gift of motherhood, and, finally, the surprising salvation of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. In a voice that is powerfully original, fiercely intelligent, and full of hard-won wisdom, Selma Blair's Mean Baby is a deeply human memoir and a true literary achievement.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780525659495
  • ISBN: 0525659498
  • ISBN: 9780525659501
  • Physical Description: print
    303 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Illustrated end papers.
Subject: Blair, Selma 1972-
Motion picture actors and actresses United States Biography
Multiple sclerosis Patients United States Biography
Genre: Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.

Currently available copies

  • 11 / 20 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 1 / 3 copies available at Flint River Regional Library System (Show)
  • 0 / 2 copies available at Peachtree City Library

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  • 7 current holds on 20 total copies.
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