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Managing expectations : a memoir in essays / Minnie Driver.

Driver, Minnie, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780063115309
  • ISBN: 0063115301
  • Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Surprise -- I'm going to Miami -- Butterfly hair -- Other people's drugs -- The sound of crickets -- A weekend away -- You're it -- Here, there, and everywhere -- Sea-based incursion -- Daffodils.
Summary, etc.:
A charming, poignant, and mesmerizing memoir in essays from beloved actor and natural-born storyteller Minnie Driver, chronicling the way life works out even when it doesn’t.In this intimate, beautifully crafted collection, Driver writes with disarming charm and candor about her bohemian upbringing between England and Barbados; her post-university travails and triumphs—from being the only student in her acting school not taken on by an agent to being discovered at a rave in a muddy field in the English countryside; shooting to fame in one of the most influential films of the 1990s and being nominated for an Academy Award; and finding the true light of her life, her son. She chronicles her unconventional career path, including the time she gave up on acting to sell jeans in Uruguay, her journey as a single parent, and the heartbreaking loss of her mother. Like Lena Dunham in Not That Kind of Girl, Gabrielle Union in We’re Going to Need More Wine and Patti Smith in Just Kids, Driver writes with razor-sharp humor and grace as she explores navigating the depths of failure, fighting for success, discovering the unmatched wonder and challenge of motherhood, and wading through immeasurable grief. Effortlessly charming, deeply funny, personal, and honest, Managing Expectations reminds us of the way life works out—even when it doesn’t.
Subject: Driver, Minnie.
Motion picture actors and actresses > Great Britain > Biography.
Television actors and actresses > Great Britain > Biography.
Theater biographies
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 791.4302 DRIVER 2022 (Text) 0001002414439 Nonfiction New Checked out 06/10/2022

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