Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where readers post the opening paragraph(s) of a book that they are reading or plan to read.
Eric Carlson - Hachette Books - 2019
From Geek to Streep
I wanted to learn how to be appealing. So I studied the character I imagined I wanted to be, that of a generically pretty high school girl.
Meryl Streep was six years old when she discovered a talent for getting into character. Her role: the Virgin Mary. The scene: the Streep family living room, standing in for the nativity. Meryl's you're brothers, Harry the Third, and Dana, whom she tended to boss around, were cast as Joseph and a barnyard animal, respectively. When Meryl wrapped her mother's half slip around her head and held Baby Jesus (her Betsy Wetsy doll), she fell under a trance of quiet holiness that spread link gospel to her siblings, following their sister's solemn lead. While the kids' father, Harry the Second, shot footage on Super 8, Meryl learned an important lesson: she didn't have to yell at her costars to get them to do what she wanted.
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