Judy Garland said of Lorna Luft: "I've got an 11-year-old daughter who's got the best voice of us all, and she isn't even out of the gate yet! Lorna has more talent than the rest of us put together..." High praise indeed when you look at who "the rest of us" are with Judy herself a tortured icon, father Sid Luft doing a damn fine job as a producer, and half-sister Liza Minelli on her own rocky road to superstardom.
But living a life inside a Hollywood royal family with almost every detail of her life under scrutiny left Luft with some very visible scars, most of which have been discussed and speculated about until it seems there can be little more to say. However, in this affecting autobiography of a woman who has been more famous by association to her family of showbiz greats than for her own particular talent, Lorna Luft not only sets the record straight about her childhood and her family's particular patterns of addiction, but also proves that she has come to terms with her past and has taken great strides towards carving out a career for herself without having to wave the family banner to get her foot in the door. Me and My Shadows is a family history which simply tells the story of one woman learning to embrace her own life and use it to build on her own inner strength and self-acceptance-- it's a moving, funny, inspiring and enjoyable account of an extraordinary life. --Susan Harrison
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'A touching, affectionate and credible memoir that pulls no punches, yet restores Judy Garland to the human race' Sunday Times; 'Luft has that rarest of qualities... perspective... and it wasn't easy, to judge by this engrossing account' Mail on Sunday