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DESPERATELY SEEKING SOMETHING A Memoir About Movies, Mothers, and Material Girls

by | Read by Jaime Lamchick

Biography & Memoir • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Director Susan Seidelman's memoir is enhanced by narrator Jaime Lamchick's lively cadence and bright intonation. Seidelman grew up in suburban Philadelphia, but she desperately wanted to escape to seek adventure and excitement. After completing her film studies at NYU, she lived in the East Village and took part in the punk scene. Her first movie, SMITHEREENS, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and her second film, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, cemented her reputation as a director on the rise. In a conversational style, Lamchick recounts behind-the-scenes details of casting and directing Madonna, Meryl Streep, and Sarah Jessica Parker. She channels Seidelman's determination and savvy as she navigates a male-dominated industry. Those interested in American film and culture between the 1970s and 1990 will appreciate the many references. M.J. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9781250350565 $26.99

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