Item description for A Full House of Growing Pains: A Hollywood Mother's Journey. by Barbara Cameron & Lissa Halls Johnson...
Overview In a flash, Barbara Cameron had it all. Two of her four children were stars of top-rated sitcom television serise-on the covers of magazines, followed by paparazzi, hounded by fans, invited to Hollywood parties, rubbing shoulders with mega-stars, traveling the world, and living the good life.
Kirk Cameron, aka the mischievous Mike Seaver on "Growing Pains," became the practical jokester on the set and teen heartthrob off the set, receiving over 5,000 fan letters every week. His sister Candace, following in his foot-steps, became the beloved DJ Tanner on "Full House," role model for teen girls all over North America. Their fortunate lives gave them what most adults seek and never find: power, money, and fame.
Whatever it seemed on the surface, the perfect life of Barbara Cameron is stripped to the uneasy truth in this compelling memoir of one woman's journey through the harrowing world of Hollywood and how she beat the odds to emerge triumphant.
Generously illustrated with never-before-see family photos. A bold, behind-the-scenes look into their family's private lives and faith.
Publishers Description Barbara Cameron is a typical Christian mom who wants only the best for her children. As they were growing up, she did all the typical "mom stuff," but her children were anything but typical. They were both television stars on hit sitcoms. Guiding them through the dark and seductive culture of Hollywood, Barbara was successful in keeping them grounded and making sure that God was first in their lives. They grew up to be spectacular adults, free from all the influences that assailed them except one-God's. She gives hope to every parent, along with sage advice on how to protect your children from "the world."
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Barbara Cameron (Edgewater, FL) is a freelance writer and thBarbara Cameron (Edgewater, FL) is a freelance writer and the author of several fiction and nonfiction books. She is alse author of several fiction and nonfiction books. She is also a contributor to the The aI Have a Lifea Brideas Guide, ano a contributor to the The aI Have a Lifea Brideas Guide, and several of her fiction stories were made into HBO/Cinemax d several of her fiction stories were made into HBO/Cinemax movies. She has helped plan many weddings for friends and famovies. She has helped plan many weddings for friends and family using a variety of budgets. mily using a variety of budgets.
Barbara Cameron currently resides in Hollywood Edgewater. Barbara Cameron was born in 1947.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Full House of Growing Pains?
Honest and True Mar 29, 2007
This wonderful book by Barbara Cameron explains the comings and goings, trials, tribulations, success's and heartbreaks of a Hollywood family. It's refreshingly honest with no spin at all. Mrs. Cameron had her shares of ups and downs in her personal life, all the while being a supportive mother who kept her "star" children in line and the "non-star" children were really the stars at home. My heart went out to poor Bridgett who is the real star of the family!! But their amazing transformation into Born Again, on fire for Jesus Chrsit and their passion that none should miss out on Heaven is so honest, and pure, and indeed rare in a Hollywood where it's hip to be anti-Christian, anti-morals, and whatever goes is OK. Praise God for this family and I know that He is indeed Blessing us with this most excellent book. Thank you Ray Comfort for inspiring Mrs. Cameron. Thank You Mrs. Cameron for sharing your life with us, and thank you Jesus for loving and dying for all of us so that we may be saved!
READ SOME RAW TRUTH! Nov 9, 2006
I must say that you going to be very surprised by this book! It isn't only what you probably think it is about, but oh so much more. Barbara is more real and honest with her readers than most people are even with themselves. She shines a flashlight in the dark corners of her life for all to see without apology because as the saying goes..."the truth shall set you free". Let's just say that she has faced her demons and won! Not only do I hope that all the people who read this book let it touch them, but I pray that all people start revealing their secrets in order to be set free, as well. I have and though it was hard, it was worth it because when you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear! Way to Go Barbara---Your truth has made a difference!
Full House of Growing Pains Sep 25, 2006
This book is a very candid and honest description of the ups and downs of a mother living the hollywood dream. Ms. Cameron is very detailed in describing her life and how the effects of her childrens' sucesses altered their lives. Bravo and a Job Well done! Everyone should read this book.
Good book for parents and explains the gospel Aug 22, 2006
Imagine a young woman graduating high school, almost immediately marrying a man seven years her senior, raising four children while her marriage is falling apart, then fighting to restore her family while guiding two of her children to successful, famous careers and eventually starting her own business. Sound like something from Hollywood? Well, it is. And it's Barbara Cameron's life story. Two of Barbara's children became stars on long-running television shows - Candace played DJ Tanner on Full House and Kirk was Michael Seaver on Growing Pains. In Full House of Growing Pains, Barbara recounts the behind-the-scenes pressures of getting her children to auditions and rehearsals, dealing with the stage mothers and casting personnel, and a variety of other challenges. Meanwhile, her husband, Robert, was dealing with the other two children at home. Throw into the mix Barbara's feelings of faded love for Robert that eventually leads to her leaving him and getting her own apartment.
Barbara's father was strict, and he made sure his children went to church to learn about God. Throughout the book, Barbara's path of spiritual awakening comes through in the way she handles each situation she faces. After Kirk commits his life to Christ, Barbara becomes even more focused on strengthening her own relationship with God.
Full House of Growing Pains shows how a mother was able to raise her children to be strong Christians in spite of Hollywood's environment and her own personal struggles. The stories are interesting and the book, sprinkled with family photos, flows at a comfortable pace with a solid presentation of the Gospel at the end as Barbara wraps up her story. Barbara also shares her current passion of working with Children's Hunger Fund, bringing hope to needy children in Africa.
Besides being a good book for parents and those interested in biographies, it could also be an effective evangelism tool, especially for the large amount of people who are familiar with the careers of Kirk and Candace. - Jeff Friend, Christian Book Previews.com