Reba Merrill packed her dreams of stardom away at the age of 17 when she walked down the matrimonial aisle. Marrying the man of her mother’s dreams, Reba never imagined that 30 years later she would have the chance to make her own come true. However, her journey was anything but smooth. “Nearly Famous: tales from the Hollywood trenches” is the captivating and incredibly honest story of a woman’s journey as a 50’s era good girl who played the game by the rules of the times, only to end up divorced, destitute and responsible for two little girls. Her experience ignited a fire that has fueled her determination to never be dependent on anyone else again.
The result has been an amazing career in entertainment, from Emmy award-winning talk show host to in-demand Celebrity Journalist. Reba has sat opposite the biggest stars in Hollywood, responsible for telling their stories… But at what cost? In her very revealing, pull-no-punches memoir, Merrill offers an insider’s look at achieving fame and success in the entertainment industry and the price that comes with it.
If you enjoy reading about the “Business Of Show”, then you will love this book! Reba is very candid, sometimes painfully honest. Her passion, her drive is very compelling. A great story teller, wonderful interviews with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood! Remarkable story. I loved it!” – Rosalind Williams