Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life

Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life

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From the 2-time Tony Award-winner and the star of TV’s Younger, funny and intimate stories and reflections about how crafting has kept her sane while navigating the highs and lows of family, love, and show business (and how it can help you, too).

Whether she’s playing an “age-defying” book editor on television or dazzling audiences on the Broadway stage, Sutton Foster manages to make it all look easy. How? Crafting. From the moment she picked up a cross stitch needle to escape the bullying chorus girls in her early performing days, she was hooked. Cross stitching led to crocheting, crocheting led to collages, which led to drawing, and so much more. Channeling her emotions into her creations centered Sutton as she navigated the significant moments in her life and gave her tangible reminders of her experiences. Now, in this charming and poignant collection, Sutton shares those moments, including her fraught relationship with her agoraphobic mother;  a painful divorce splashed on the pages of the tabloids; her struggles with fertility; the thrills she found on the stage during hit plays like Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, and Violet; her breakout TV role in Younger; and the joy of adopting her daughter, Emily. Accompanying the stories, Sutton has included crochet patterns, recipes, and so much more!
 
Witty and poignant, Hooked will leave readers entertained as well as inspire them to pick up their own cross stitch needles and paintbrushes.

Title:Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life
ISBN:9781538734285
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    Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life Reviews

  • Olive Fellows (abookolive)

    Hooked is an extremely honest, touching memoir in which Broadway star Sutton Foster looks back on her impressive career and complicated relationship with her agoraphobic mother. She discusses her majo...

  • Dana

    I adored this memoir! It's vulnerable and really beautiful. I enjoyed learning about Suttons life, and what a fascinating life it was. I'll be honest, I'm not a crafter. I'm not really even very talen...

  • Kathy Cowie

    This was, for me, an unexpectedly moving story. I remember seeing Sutton Foster as Millie on the Tony Award broadcast and being blown away, and I’ve loved her ever since. Listening to her story made...

  • Sarah Wade

    Thank you to Grand Central Pub and Sutton Foster for letting me read Hooked early. This book hits shelves October 12.If you know me, you know I am a wardrobe supervisor for broadway tours. I’ve been...

  • Aimee

    I love Sutton Foster and this was everything I wanted in a memoir. It was just so heartbreaking, but at the same time we witnessed her sunny disposition and determination throughout it all. I loved ho...

  • smalltownbookmom

    I LOVE Sutton Foster!!! Her memoir was so open, honest, relatable and equally funny and heartwarming. She talks about her career, various projects, her love of crafting and her struggles with infertil...

  • Gretchen Caldwell

    While I enjoyed the story of how Foster used crafting to manage difficult moments in her life I found the book a bit scattered. The timeline was choppy and occasionally hard to follow. In the end I’...

  • Elizabeth?

    My daughter was in a local production of The Drowsy Chaperone. She wasn't the lead. The lead was a very charasmatic young woman named Reagan. Some friends of ours attended one of the performances and ...

  • Erin | snappshelfbooks

    4.5⭐️ - This was a really sweet, creative memoir. Definitely a different take on any of the other (many) memoirs I have read, which I enjoyed. I didn’t know much about Sutton Foster aside from I...

  • Susan

    I'm a huge Sutton Foster fan and a knitter...a perfect memoir for me! The juicy, funny, emotion-filled backstage stories from her Broadway and television careers made me feel like I was getting to kno...