... a greatly enjoyable and eye-opening memoir: a show-business chronicle which proves equal parts celebration and cautionary tale... an unexpected treat: a brave and revealing memoir with nary a dull passage.
... affectionate but clear-eyed ... looking back as a 75-year-old, Mills can be tart about her former employer: 'When it came to dealmaking, the Mickey Mouse Club took no prisoners.' She can also be refreshingly honest about her mother’s alcoholism, her own bulimia and her troubled first marriage to Roy Boulting, a film director 32 years her senior ... About later relationships and struggles, Mills remains mostly mum for, as the title suggests, this is the story of a girl.
Child star Mills’s charming and eloquent walk down memory lane is a fascinating study of moviemaking in 1960s Britain and the United States ... Movie buffs will be riveted by Mills’s behind-the-scenes tales.
... mesmerizing ... With a novelistic eye for detail and a disarming sense of humor, Mills illuminates her extraordinary past while evoking the lost empire of mid-20th-century Hollywood ... a luminous work commensurate with the unforgettable movies that made Mills an icon.