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Vanessa Williams (star of Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Broadway and concert stages) and her mother Helen join Candi & Randy to discuss their new book "You Have No Idea."
Vanessa has been asked to write her memoir many times, but only now - in collaboration with her mother, Helen - is she ready to tell her story.
As a teenager, Vanessa and Helen were constantly at odds. But despite their early conflicts, Helen has always ardently protected and supported her daughter, staying in contact with the FBI about the death threats Vanessa received after being crowned and being there for her through the birth of her four children and dissolution of her two marriages.
Vanessa describes how she's made it through the ups and downs of her life as well as her career - from the The Right Stuff to Kiss of the Spider Woman to Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. Jointly written by Vanessa and Helen and filled with dozens of personal family photos and mementos, "You Have No Idea" is an empowering celebration of the love between a mother and daughter and the life, thus far, of a woman who beat the odds to achieve her destiny.
Click here for info to buy "You Have No Idea"
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