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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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display_description "The frank and witty memoir from Melissa Joan Hart, the star of Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch--a cultural icon for a generation Thousands of young people consider Melissa Joan Hart an integral part of their childhoods. She played the title roles in the trailblazing Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All and the wildly popular Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, but she never let fame go to her head. From her first commercial to her current star turn in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey, Hart has had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in the suburbs. While still in elementary school, Hart and her mom would commute from Long Island to Manhattan for auditions and acting jobs. To her it wasn't extraordinary; nor were her friendships with her competition (like Soleil Moon Frye or Lacey Chabert) and her castmates (Ryan Reynolds and Calista Flockhart). It was just her job. Instead of buying toys, her earnings would help pay family bills. Melissa Explains It All is as forthright and funny as Melissa herself. The book offers behind the scenes tales from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present. Melissa Explains It All: her childhood and family, her career from its beginning to the present, her rebellious teen years, the mistakes she's made, the actors she worked with, competed against, befriended--and the wacky stories of trying to fit in, stand out, and juggle the roles of wife, mother and TV star. She shares the lessons she's learned along the way: what's kept her grounded and normal and working when others have not been so fortunate"--
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subject_facet Hart, Melissa Joan, -- 1976-, Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
title_display Melissa explains it all : tales from my abnormally normal life
title_full Melissa Explains It All Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life, Melissa explains it all : tales from my abnormally normal life / Melissa Joan Hart with Kristina Grish
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