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Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life
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Melissa Joan Hart explained it all—from dating to bullies—in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more television viewers as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present.

Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she'd get on TV her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus—whether it's for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa.

From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey, Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality—and still does. Melissa makes us laugh along with her as she talks about:

—guest appearances in shows like Saturday Night Live and The Equalizer —auditioning for Punky Brewster and Clarissa—her early Broadway days—wacky parties she's thrown and attended— the actors who influenced her and whom she befriended, worked with and competed against —her experiences both on and off-set—with Sabrina's Salem the Cat and Elvis the Alligator on Clarissa —how she met the love of her life at the Kentucky Derby

Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she's learned along the way—what's kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate—and that she's the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she'd be.

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Melissa Joan Hart. (2013). Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life. Unabridged Macmillan Audio.

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Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she'd get on TV her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus—whether it's for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa.

From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey, Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality—and still does. Melissa makes us laugh along with her as she talks about:

—guest appearances in shows like Saturday Night Live and The Equalizer
—auditioning for Punky Brewster and Clarissa
—her early Broadway days
—wacky parties she's thrown and attended
— the actors who influenced her and whom she befriended, worked with and competed against
—her experiences both on and off-set—with Sabrina's Salem the Cat and Elvis the Alligator on Clarissa
—how she met the love of her life at the Kentucky Derby

Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she's learned along the way—what's kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate—and that she's the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she'd be.

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        Recounting her life story in an energetic Long Island accent, TV star Hart outlines a childhood happily spent in front of the camera, from the early commercials of her preschool years and her adolescent breakout role on Clarissa Explains It All to later star turns on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Melissa & Joey. Listeners will enjoy Hart’s rapid-fire rendition of this tell-all, which spills intimate stories of her working-class family and backstage details about Hollywood elites. Sometimes her narration is too brisk and breathless, e.g., when Hart vigorously recounts an angry, drunken tantrum she had in a Mexican bar. But there are plenty of fun moments not available in the print edition, such as when she sings along with the Clarissa theme or affectionately imitates her mother-in-law’s Southern twang. Hart requires only six CDs to tell a story that might have taken other actors seven or eight, making this a fast-paced memoir of a fast-paced life. A St. Martin’s hardcover.

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