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AS FAR BACK AS I can remember Hollywood and PDF #9734 I was always performing and trying to make people laugh I grew up on I Love Lucy Welcome Back Kotter Happy Days Gilligans Island Threes Company Sanford and Son All in the Family Good TimesYou get the idea Watching all of these shows always made me feel something I Troublemaker Surviving PDFEPUBknew early on that I wanted to make people feel this same way As a kid I was always putting on showsre creating skits from The Carol Burnett Show and singing Donny and Marie songs in the living room My older sister Nicole reluctantly played my sidekick although she never had any enthusiasm for these skits and Surviving Hollywood and PDFEPUB #233 performances she obliged I also took to giving her notes like Nic Donny loves Marie so when we do Im a Little Bit Country you gotta look at me like he looks at Marie with a smile and maybe a wink She would respond with Or how about I just punch you in the face Okay we all make choices as performers WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS old I heard that the Broadway musical Annie was holding open auditions for the lead role I didnt let the fact that I had no singing talent or acting experience deter me My mom supported me believing that I would one day be an actress and she got a playwright friend to teach me the song Tomorrow and take me to the group audition Her boyfriend at the time photographed me for my headshots in which I wore my very best Little House on the Prairie shirt When I got the pictures back I was seriously floored at how beautiful I looked Clearly the Annie people would see this little gem from Brooklyn and want to hire me on the spotbut I was still willing to sing for them if need be The audition was a cattle call which meant everyone was assigned a number and sat in the audience section of a huge theater until that number was called The image running through my mind was that of a front page headline in the New York Post Brooklyn Girl with No Experience Nabs Annie Role Whatever I lacked in terms of dancing or singing someone could teach me I had the chutzpah to land the part And as for my long straight brown hairwell thats what wigs were for And with that I was off to hand the director my picture But as soon as my name was called and I got onstage facing the director and all those people sitting in the darkened theater I went blind with panic The pianist hit a key and I started to sing immediately The No Thats for the key the director interrupted Okay Well maybe you should tell peopleDo you want me to start again I said Thats okay Go home to Mommy the director said as he looked down at his clipboard I burst into tears before I had even gotten off the stage I was crying the.

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Troublemaker Surviving Hollywood and Scientology English EditionWay kids do when they cant catch their breath My moms friend the one who taught me the song who had brought me to the audition took me for a slice of pizza and an Italian ice over which we discussed how that director would regret not hiring me and how Annie would bomb without me The Broadway show Annie would suffer and suffer big without me in it WHEN I WASNT ACTING OUT my favorite TV shows Nicole and I could be found hanging out on Eighty sixth Street near Bay Parkway where loud music thumped from the cars to get girls attention even though the guys in their gold chains Old Spice and gelled hair acted like they were too cool to care I aspired to be one of those girls whose attention the guys soughttight Jordache and Sergio Valente jeans with a brush jammed in the back pocket lots of makeup and Aua Net and evenattitude All they ever seemed to do was hang out on the cornerlike a hooker but notand I wanted in I vowed that when I was oldermaybe twelve or thirteenI would be just like them This was Bensonhurst Brooklyn circa We talked tough but ultimately it was a protective neighborhood for those who belonged When a car alarm went off there would be five Joeys and Frankies out on the street with bats within two minutes There was no such thing as minding your own business If a boyfriend was fighting with his girlfriend another guy would start yelling at him Yo dont fuckin talk to a girl like that Nuff said When we were kids our neighborhoodbasically consisting of a bakery a pizzeria a bagel store a Baskin Robbins a Chock full oNuts a Te Amo and an Optimawas our whole universe While Manhattan just a uick train ride away was foreign to Nicole and me places like Long Island and New Jersey were another planet When our mom took us to the Poconos for vacation a rarity we met a group of girls who asked us if we wanted to help collect things for a collage First we had to clear up what a collage was because my sister and I didnt speak French When it rained these kids stayed inside and played Atari unlike us Brooklyn kids who were used to hanging out in front of the candy store come rain sleet or mini hurricane Our regular neighborhood haunt was the local Te Amo convenience store near the D train We could also be found at other peoples houses where it seemed there were always better toys and better food than at ours I spent a lot of time at my friends place above our apartment on Bay Parkway She had a Barbie Dreamhouse which back then to little girls was pretty much the euivalent of crack Thats where I was playing one day when my mom called Nicole and me down to share some news Ive got to tell you girls something Mom said Your dad and I are separating I dont want you to be.

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SUMMARY Ü Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology (English Edition) í ❀ Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology (English Edition) kindle Epub ❄ Author Leah Remini – AS FAR BACK AS I can remember I was always performing and trying to make people lauUpset Im okay and were going to be okay I sat there basically without expression and looked at my sister wondering if I should try to fake beingupset George my dad was the classic paesan of Sicilian origin who used hairspray on his remaining three hairs wore a rope chain and pinky ring got his nails done and kept his cara Cadillac of courseperfectly clean and smelling good with one of those scented trees that hang from the rearview mirror And I was scared shitless of the man He never hit me Nicole on the other hand would get smacked You are older You should know better he used to say to my sister as if she were going to college already though she was just a year older than me What terrified me was the way my dad could annihilate you when he spoke throwing around words like idiot retard moron at the drop of a hat One time when we were little and pretending to make soup in the bathroom sink out of his Old Spice Contac cold capsules and most of the other contents of the medicine cabinet I saw my dad at the end of the hallway When he asked What the fuck are yous doing I got hot all over and couldnt say a word After Nicole answered We are making a soup he spanked her For some reason I always laughed when my sister got hit Im sure it was a defense againstcomplicated emotions Or I was just evil as a kid and liked her getting hit Idiots he said Get into your room He was only raising us the way he had been raised but anytime he was around I was tenseeven when he was trying to be kind For example one time when I came to the dinner table I found a paper bag on my chair so I didnt sit down What are you going to do stand there he asked looking at me Whats the right answer I didnt want to say the wrong thing so I didnt say anything Pick up the bag idiot my dad said Thinking this was some kind of a trick I nervously picked up the bag and opened it Inside was a doll By the time I realized what it was however I was so wound up that I had started to cry Whats with you Dad started yelling Someone tries to give you a gift and youre crying I couldnt catch my breath to explain I remember once when I carelessly shoved a box of cookies into the kitchen cabinet My dad walked by saw what I was doing and said What kind of fucking animal puts cookies back this way He grabbed the box and threw the cookies across the roomAn aggressively honest memoirTroublemaker is the most raw and revealing Scientology memoir to date Entertainment WeeklyLeahs story is a juicy inside Hollywood read but itsthan that Its a moving story about the value of uestioning authority and how one woman survived a profound crisis of faith PeopleRemini offers up some juicy tidbits from her decades in the church Newswee.