Father-daughter memoir duo: Out of the Corner and Master of Ceremonies

I can’t get enough of celebrity memoirs, especially ones written long after the intensity of fame has cooled. I love seeing how famous people make sense of their strange ascent to stardom—and how they manage once the descent sets in. This summer, I treated myself to an intriguing duo—MASTER OF CEREMONIES (published in 2016) by Joel Grey of “Cabaret” fame and OUT OF THE CORNER (published in May) by daughter Jennifer Grey, ingenue in “Dirty Dancing.” Both were insightful, raw, at times funny and at times very moving explorations of sexuality, family, Jewishness, life in the spotlight, and more.  Take my advice and listen to the audiobooks—both of which are narrated by the authors. It’s fascinating to hear their actual voices telling their own stories.


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