Out of the Corner: A Memoir

Out of the Corner: A Memoir

Gray, Jennifer
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A deeply candid and refreshingly spirited memoir of identity lost and found—from the star of the iconic film Dirty Dancing 

In this beautiful, close-to-the bone account, Jennifer Grey takes readers on a vivid tour of the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood as the daughter of Broadway and film legend Joel Grey, to starring in the surprise hit Dirty Dancing, and becoming America’s sweetheart overnight, to her inspiring season eleven win on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Throughout this intimate narrative, Grey richly evokes places and times that were defining for a generation—from her pre-teen days in 1970s Malibu and wild child nights in New York City’s club scene, to her roles in quintessential movies of the 1980s, including The Cotton ClubRed Dawn, and her breakout performance in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. With self-deprecating humor and frankness, she looks back on her unbridled, romantic adventures in Hollywood. And with an unflinching eye, she shares the devastating fallout from a plastic surgery procedure that negatively impacted her career. Grey inspires with her hard-won battle back, reclaiming her sense of self from a culture and business that has historically imposed a narrow and unforgiving definition of female worth. She finds, at last, her own true north and starts a family of her own, just in the nick of time.

Distinctive, moving, and powerful, told with generosity and pluck, Out of the Corner is a heartfelt and provocative story of an ongoing personal evolution, a coming-of-age story for women of every age.

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (May 3, 2022)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593356708