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Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life

Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Joan Hart
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"A delightful and refreshingly honest memoir about growing up Melissa/Clarissa/Sabrina. All the women who grew up with her will go wild for this book."--Delia Ephron"I don't know if Melissa can write, and I don't know if you can read, but I know you and I have made bigger mistakes than trying to read her book."--Bill Murray "From the moment I met Melissa, she charmed me instantly. Melissa's delightful, witty, frank and thoughtful book shows a side of her we've never seen before."--Garry Marshall"You will enjoy nothing more than Melissa Joan Hart's sweet, sane, mildly tell-all-ish memoir, complete with James Van Der Beek and Adrian Grenier makeout stories."--"New York""I loved Melissa's book! Her voice is so unique and strong. As a reader I felt in the moment, as if Melissa were telling me her stories firsthand. Proud of my fellow momista!"--Tori Spelling"[Melissa's] stories include dishy memories...that contributed to who she is today."--"TIME""Very candid."--"Entertainment Weekly""Who knew "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" was such a badass?!"--Perez Hilton

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Melissa Joan Hart explained it all—from dating to bullies—in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more viewers as  Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present.

Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she’d get on TV her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus—whether it’s for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa.

From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family’s hit Melissa and Joey, Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality—and still does. Melissa makes us laugh along with her as she talks about:

--guest appearances in shows like Saturday Night Live and The Equalizer
--auditioning for Punky Brewster and Clarissa
--her early Broadway days
--wacky parties she’s thrown and attended
-- the actors who influenced her and whom she befriended, worked with and competed against
--her experiences both on and off-set—with Sabrina’s Salem the Cat and Elvis the Alligator on Clarissa
--how she met the love of her life at the Kentucky Derby

Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she’s learned along the way—what’s kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate—and that she’s the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she’d be.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7845 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250032830
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (29 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,384 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Melissa Talks About Life - Hers That Is 6 Jun 2014
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Melissa Talks About Life - Hers That Is

Since I'm about the same age as Melissa Joan Hart, it was only natural I'd become a fan early on, and I've watched most of her work, including some of all three TV shows (didn't watch much TV growing up, so I've only see a few episodes of Clarissa) and her one big movie. Naturally, I was interested in reading this book.

Starting with her career in commercials, Melissa talks about everything in her life, from her big hits to her parent's divorce and meeting the love of her life. It's pretty much what you'd expect from a celebrity autobiography, which can be good and bad. As a fan, I enjoyed it, however if I weren't a fan, I wouldn't be that interested.

A couple of the chapters were filled with a bit too much information for my tastes, and she does have a story or two that puts celebrities in a not so flattering light. However, she doesn't spread too much dirt around.

My bigger disappointment was that I wanted more info on what happened behind the scenes on her shows. She shares some, but I wanted more. Heck, I could take an entire book about the behind the scenes decisions on Sabrina alone.

Still, I am glad I read this book and I enjoyed getting to know an actress I like a little bit better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read! 28 May 2014
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Excellent read, interesting, insightful, and relatable. More to sabrina the teenage witch that we all knew! Loved every bit of it!
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Only purchased this book as i was a child of the 80s / 90s and it was recommended to me after reading Corey Feldman biography. Melissa is a great heart working professional actor and it was great to read about her roots.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Melissa Eplains It All 18 July 2014
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Brilliant book, you can definitely hear her voice narrating it as you flick through the pages. It's very nice with a cup of tea and a big comfortable couch. 😊
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read 21 Sep 2014
By Steph
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Easy to read, interesting book about Melissa's life. It didn't have loads of goss about the set of Sabrina or Melissa and Joey but it was still a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read! 7 Sep 2014
By dan
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brilliant read - great insight into a women I've growing up watching, knowing that behind the brilliant acting, she's the same working mum as all of us!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't "Explain It All" but good read 9 Dec 2013
By Claudia
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book as I was a massive Sabrina fan when I was younger, and had read a review in the paper that she was going to spill the beans on her rebellious past.

I finished the book in 3 days, it was an enjoyable read with funny moments and an interesting behind-the scene feel. Whilst I would agree that MJH has been honest about her past, she manages this by not going into much detail. The bits I wanted to read about (partying hard, drugs, sex and drinking) were skimmed over briefly whilst once we got to her boring family life where everything is happy and settled, there was more than enough detail (including a whole chapter on her husband's love of the NFL - not needed!!)

While I would recommend this as a good, interesting read for Clarissa/Sabrina fans, don't expect too much tawdry history as you'll be a little disappointed as I was.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for any fan 10 Sep 2014
By Gems
It was alright. I bought it because I was intrigued by Melissa's early life and she's had an eventful life. Good book for any fan.
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