Recollections, wisdom, and advice from the beloved
entertainer, American icon, mother of eight children, and
New York Times bestselling author.
the Donny and Marie show ended its award-winning run
on ABC in 1979, 19-year-old Marie was ready to leave the
stage lights for a secretary’s life—she had prepared to say
“goodbye” to fleeting fame by studying shorthand and typing!
Clearly, life took a different turn.
later and still a beloved superstar, Marie opens the door to
her thoughts on many of her milestones and missteps, both
the public and the personal. In a life brimming with a
mixture of charm and chaos, blessings and hilarious bungles,
victory and vulnerability, Marie recounts for her “family of
fans” her greatest successes as well as her most crushing
disappointments, career pressures and expectations, marriage
and divorce, depression, weight issues, tough choices,
honors and awards, and the incredible joys and challenges of
raising children. Through it all, Marie has bounced back
time and again with unstoppable enthusiasm, resilience, and
an unbeatably healthy and positive outlook on life.
In Might as Well Laugh About It Now, she imparts her
insights on surviving all of life’s roadblocks and detours
in a collection of friendly musings and heartening advice
about learning to survive— and moving forward—with humor and