My Mother Was Nuts Topics for Discussion

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How was Penny Marshall treated by her mother and father? How did it help her? Hurt her?

How was Penny able to overcome some of the negativity that she endured as a child?

What broke up Penny's first marriage? Why did her marriage to Rob Reiner end?

What problems did Penny Marshall face in Hollywood as she tried to advance in show business? How was being a female an issue for her?

In what ways did Penny's sense of humor see her through?

What is nepotism and how did it impact Penny's career? Would she have had the same career without it?

What did Penny achieve as a director that no other female director had ever achieved before? What hit movies did Penny direct?

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