Brooke Shields' new memoir is all about her mother

Brooke Shields looks back at her career and her relationship with her "momager" in her new memoir There Was a Little Girl. (Evan Agostini/Associated Press)


1980s icon Brooke Shields speaks with guest host Tom Power about her new memoir, There Was a Little Girl, which is an intimate portrait of her complicated relationship with her mother. 

Shields' career began when she was just an infant appearing in an Ivory Soap commercial, and by the age of 16 she was one of the biggest stars in the world. Her career was managed by her mother, Teri Shields, a woman who was often portrayed in the media as a controlling stage mom who pushed her daughter into sexually provocative roles at a young age. Brooke Shields discusses what she sees as misconceptions about her mother, and how delving into their sometimes painful relationship has affected her own experience as a mother of two young girls.

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