Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny is a book that only Marlo Thomas could write-a smart and gracious, witty and confident autobiographical journey.
For as long as Marlo Thomas can remember, she's lived with laughter. Born to comedy royalty-TV and nightclub star Danny Thomas-she grew up among legendary funny men, carved much of her career in comedy and, to this day, surrounds herself with people who love and live to make others laugh.
Her youth was star-studded-Milton Berle performed magic tricks (badly) at her backyard birthday parties. George Burns, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Bob Newhart and other great comics passed countless hours gathered around her family's dinner table. And behind it all was the rich laughter and loving family.
Marlo describes growing up in a loving and funny family. Her father didn't want her to go into show business, but Marlo had to do it her way. Marlo Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a teaching degree. She is the author of five bestselling books, "Free to Be....You and Me, Free to Be....a Family, The Right Words at the Right Time, Thanks and Giving: All Year Long," and "The Right Words at the Right Time Volume 2: Your Turn!"
Some know her as the star of the 1960s TV show That Girl, or perhaps major fund-raiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or wife of talk-show king Phil Donahue. However, you know Marlo Thomas, her book is well worth reading.