Life is Just What You Make It by Donny with Patricia Romanowski Osmond
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At age five, Donny Osmond first sang his way into North Americas heart. By the time he was a teenager, he had four separate careers successfully underway, as a solo artist, as a member of the Osmond Brothers, as part of a singing duo with his sister, Marie, and as the co-host of a highly successful network television variety show. But by the early 80s, public perception had changed, and Donny discovered that, thanks to his squeaky-clean image, his very name had become poison. In this inspiring autobiography, Donny tells what it is like to survive the ups and downs of the entertainment business while trying to keep his faith, dignity, and sense of humor intact. He recalls memories of his experiences with a variety of celebrities, from Groucho Marx and Lucille Ball to Michael Jackson and Howard Stern. He shares how he finally achieved resolution through marriage, fatherhood, perseverance, and self-acceptance. And he recounts the long and difficult road leading to a renewed recording career, nearly two thousand triumphant performances in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and a new nationally syndicated talk show. The millions of people who watched Donny grow up are now embracing the man whose life and career exemplify the classic values that so many now share.
 

About Donny with Patricia Romanowski Osmond

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Osmond has worked in the entertainment industry for thirty-five years. Romanowski is an award-winning author.
 
Published September 12, 2006 by Hyperion. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Change your name. Your name is poison, advised Michael Jackson when Donny Osmond was trying to forge an adult singing career in 1983. Osmond's name was not always a punch line. At the age of five,

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Taught to ignore his own feelings in favor of the interest of the family, Osmond was a child star under enormous pressure to be ""perfect."" His debilitating panic attacks (which plagued his five-year run in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and his efforts to fi...

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