Julia Roberts represents a return to the glamour of the great Hollywood stars of another era. Fans flock to her movies, and she's a staple cover subject of People magazine and every entertainment show imaginable. But her real life has only been seen in tabloid glimpses-until now. James Spada goes back to Julia's beginnings in Athens, Georgia, to unearth fascinating facts about her family and her early dating life. He follows her career from movie to movie-both on screen and behind the screen-to show fans what the private face of Julia really is. As an artist, Julia has changed dramatically from the talented but sheltered girl who found fame in the independent film Mystic Pizza to an Oscar-winning actress capable of taking on the toughest roles. As a person, she's grown from a skittish and gangly girl moving through relationships with costars to become an assured woman making her own bold decisions about how to live her life. Julia will delight fans with its level of detail and fresh information, as well as its thoughtfulness about the life and career of a truly vibrant and complex star.