Her Again:Becoming Meryl Streep; Michael Schulman
Harper - 2016
Meryl Streep is one Hollywood actress who seems to shine in whatever movie she has been cast in.
Born to a middle class New Jersey family, the oldest child of three, she studied voice as a child but, never got interested in acting until she attended Vassar. Her talent set her apart from her peers there and she was able to earn a spot at the competitive Yale School of Drama as a result.
Her success in Hollywood earned her 19 Oscar nominations and she's won 3 Oscars. Her first real love was with actor John Cazale who passed away quite young. She's been married to Don Gummer for nearly 40 years and the couple has four children.
I enjoyed this bio, and found it somewhat informative and even entertaining but, I wished that there was a more in-depth exploration of Streep's 40 year career as an actress and more about her roles. Unfortunately, the book I read was a review copy and it did not have any photos which are included in the finished copy. I think Meryl fans should give this one a try if you are interested in finding out more about her life and success as an actress.