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"Delightful."―Dr. Ruth Westheimer

“A revealing look at family, expectations, and forgiveness, and what it means to perform for audiences of thousands when the voice of one person is all that truly matters.”―Town & Country

“A fascinating and wildly entertaining book."―

“A tender but unflinching look at a mother-daughter dynamic.”―The Forward

“Such an amazing book, I could not stop reading it….It’s so heartwarming….You can’t help but get completely immersed in this story…it’s so incredible….The way she describes things in this story, you feel like you’re there.”―"The Undead Walking" podcast

“A moving and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of mother and daughter."―Kveller


Author/narrator Tovah Feldshuh's memoir is a highly entertaining look back at her life as a successful stage and screen actor, as well as an unsentimental remembrance of the force of nature that was her mother, Lily... Feldshuh's career and her prickly relationship with Lily make this top-notch listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine

“Riveting, and raw, and funny.”―The Rita Cosby Show

"A hilarious, gorgeous, touching memoir.”―Tablet

“An intimate, entertaining memoir of her life and career…. Feldshuh’s portrayal of Lily is striking; her thoughtful understanding of their dynamic and Lily’s influence on her life and career, infused with her mother’s candor, will delight readers. The heart of this book lies in the author’s captivating writing—she is a dynamic storyteller with an actor’s skill for articulating small moments that occur in everyday life. She captures growing up in New York, Jewish culture, and the entertainment industry with equal enthusiasm and detail…. A vivid, charming memoir and reflection on an expansive career and family.”―Library Journal (starred review)

“A warm, heartfelt memoir for Broadway and Hollywood enthusiasts.”―Kirkus Reviews

“[A] lively and engaging narrative...Feldshuh has a lot to say and does so with aplomb...In a look-back that is always intense, often hilarious, and sometimes fraught....Readers will feel lucky to encounter this delightful memoir.”―Booklist

"Delightful....A mother-daughter love story, a paean to Jewish identity, and a lamentation over the limited horizons for women of Lily's generation, Lilyville is presented as a theater piece in three acts, with 16 highly entertaining scenes and two droll intermissions....[An] unremittingly charming memoir."―Shelf Awareness

"The book eloquently contrasts the bold Feldshuh and the quiet Lily and delves into the circumstances that shaped these strong Jewish American women in two starkly different moments in history."―Dan's Papers

"[Tovah Feldshuh] creates a tender portrait of her mom."―Crescent City Jewish News

"[A] moving memoir."―Closer Weekly

"Feldshuh’s tribute to her mother will delight theatre and television fans, but will also resonate with those who understand the importance of a mother’s role over a lifetime."―Buzz Magazines

"Run, don’t walk, to read Lilyville."―Atlanta Jewish Times

"Delightful."―"Thoughts from A Page" podcast

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