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The Resource Mean baby : a memoir of growing up, Selma Blair

Mean baby : a memoir of growing up, Selma Blair

Label
Mean baby : a memoir of growing up
Title
Mean baby
Title remainder
a memoir of growing up
Statement of responsibility
Selma Blair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Selma Blair has played many archetypal roles: gullible ingenue in Cruel Intentions. Preppy ice queen in Legally Blonde. Fire-starter in Hellboy. Muse to Karl Lagerfeld. Face of Chanel. Cover model. Advocate for the multiple sclerosis community. But before all of that, Selma was known best for being one thing: a mean baby. In a memoir that is as wildly funny as it is emotionally shattering, Selma Blair tells the captivating story of growing up and finding her truth. 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 centre 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, shocking 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 simultaneous devastation and 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blair, Selma
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blair, Selma
  • Autobiographies
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Models (Persons)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Substance abuse
Target audience
adult
Label
Mean baby : a memoir of growing up, Selma Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071294212
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780349013855
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
jb2022019395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1255466004
Label
Mean baby : a memoir of growing up, Selma Blair
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071294212
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780349013855
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
jb2022019395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1255466004

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