Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life

May 4, 2021
Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life

Known for her outstanding performances on the groundbreakingtelevision series The Good Wife and ER, Julianna Margulies deftlychronicles her life and her work in this deeply powerfulmemoir.“At once a tender coming-of-age story and a deeply personal lookat a young woman making sense of the world against a chaotic andperipatetic childhood.”—Katie CouricAs an apple-cheeked bubbly child, Julianna was bestowed with thefamily nickname “Sunshine Girl.” Shuttled back and forth betweenher divorced parents, often on different continents, she quicklylearned how to be of value to her eccentric mother and her absentfather. Raised in fairly unconventional ways in various homes inParis, England, New York, and New Hampshire, Julianna found thather role among the surrounding turmoil and uncertainty was tocomfort those around her, seeking organization among the disorder,making her way in the world as a young adult and eventually anaward-winning actress.Throughout, there were complicated relationships, difficultchoices, and overwhelming rejections. But there were also themoments where fate, faith, and talent aligned, leading to theunforgettable roles of a lifetime, both professionally andpersonally—moments when chaos had finally turned to calm.Filled with intimate stories and revelatory moments, SunshineGirl is at once unflinchingly honest and perceptive. It is ariveting self-portrait of a woman whose resilience in the face ofturmoil will leave readers intrigued and inspired.