Princeton HealthCare System welcomes award-winning actress and bestselling author Brooke Shields to discuss her latest book, There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me. In her new memoir, the New York Times bestselling author of Down Came the Rain explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri.
Brooke Shields never had what could be considered an ordinary life.
Raised by her Newark-tough single mother, at the age of 11 months she
became a model, the start of a career that made her the most famous
child, and then teen, of her generation. Her mother's skills as both
parent and manager were formidable. On set, she fiercely protected her
daughter from the temptations that waylaid many child stars. In fact,
her actions often made her a media sensation in her own right. But in
private, she was troubled and drank so much that at 13 her daughter
staged an intervention.
As the actress grew into adulthood, the pair made choices and sacrifices
that would affect their relationship forever. But when her mother died
in 2012, Shields was by her side, loving and conflicted to the end. Only
she knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, scarred, and
complicated woman who was her mother. And now, she's sharing that story
with the world.
Broadcast journalist Renee Chenault-Fattah, an anchor of NBC10 News in Philadelphia and a member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame, will serve as moderator of a special evening with Brooke Shields.