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The Resource The Surprise of My Life : An Autobiography, (electronic resource:)

The Surprise of My Life : An Autobiography, (electronic resource:)

Label
The Surprise of My Life : An Autobiography
Title
The Surprise of My Life
Title remainder
An Autobiography
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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Drainie Taylor, Claire
Series statement
Life Writing Ser.
Summary expansion
  • "Its an autobiography! If I tell you whats in it you wont read the book." -- Claire Drainie Taylor Or would you? Maybe youd be intrigued by the progression of a life begun as an unexceptional little girl born to a middle-class Jewish Canadian couple in a small prairie town who, at age sixteen, married a refined Englishman, and survived the Great Depression, partly alone in a shack in the woods of Vancouver Island. Or how, only a few months after returning to Vancouver, with no training and minimal education, this same young woman walked on stage at one of Canadas finest old theatres, and went on to a successful thirty-year career as an actress and radio dialogue writer. Having been compelled by her family to write her memoir, it wasnt until shed finished and reread her manuscript that Claire Drainie Taylor realized what an extraordinary life shed led. Her descriptions of the many fascinating incidents that make up her story, and how she dealt with them, revealed herself to herself in a way that illuminates what she calls "The Surprise of My Life."
  • "It's an autobiography! If I tell you what's in it you won't read the book." -- Claire Drainie Taylor Or would you? Maybe you'd be intrigued by the progression of a life begun as an unexceptional little girl born to a middle-class Jewish Canadian couple in a small prairie town who, at age sixteen, married a refined Englishman, and survived the Great Depression, partly alone in a shack in the woods of Vancouver Island. Or how, only a few months after returning to Vancouver, with no training and minimal education, this same young woman walked on stage at one of Canada's finest old theatres, and went on to a successful thirty-year career as an actress and radio dialogue writer. Having been compelled by her family to write her memoir, it wasn't until she'd finished and reread her manuscript that Claire Drainie Taylor realized what an extraordinary life she'd led. Her descriptions of the many fascinating incidents that make up her story, and how she dealt with them, revealed herself to herself in a way that illuminates what she calls "The Surprise of My Life."
Label
The Surprise of My Life : An Autobiography, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000254096
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unknown
Edition
Revised
Isbn
9781554586721
Other control number
9781554586721
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000254096
Label
The Surprise of My Life : An Autobiography, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000254096
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised
Isbn
9781554586721
Other control number
9781554586721
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000254096

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