Brooke Shields to publish a book about mothers and daughters

Brooke Shields will publish a book about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters with Dutton, the publisher announced Tuesday. The book does not yet have a title or release date.

Shields was a child star raised by a single mom, Teri, who died last year. In a release about the book, Dutton explains, “Shields will share stories of both the highs and lows of being raised by a single mother who loved the world of show business and often was a media sensation all by herself.”

Shields became famous as a pre-teen when she appeared as a child prostitute in the controversial film “Pretty Baby.” She followed that with other sexualized roles, in “The Blue Lagoon” (1980) and “Endless Love” (1981). And it wasn’t just in film: She appeared in provocative Calvin Klein ads in print and on television, which controversially featured the 15-year-old saying, “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.”

Where was her mother in all of this? Keeping her daughter grounded enough to attend Princeton; Brooke graduated from the Ivy League school in 1987.

As an adult, Shields went on to craft her own career, starring in the television sitcom “Suddenly Susan” and making regular TV appearances. She has written two children’s books and the memoir “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.” Shields is the mother of two daughters.


Teri Shields, who was afflicted with dementia, died in 2012 at age 79.


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