Drew Barrymore opens up about the lessons she learned throughout her troubled childhood and how she finally found her happily ever after. Subscribe now for this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!
Drew Barrymore has already lived quite a life.
After finding fame at age 7 following her breakthrough role on E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the actress has spent years making movies and finding her way in the industry. Yet it’s her role as mom to daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 18 months, with husband, Will Kopelman, that has most changed her life.
In her new book, Wildflower, Barrymore, 40, reflects on “the in-between moments” of her very public childhood and shares intimate stories — from working on the E.T. set with director and mentor Steven Spielberg to the professional relationships and lifelong friendships she’s made with Adam Sandler, Cameron Diaz and her producing partner at Flower Films, Nancy Jovonen.
“It was such a private, quiet thing to write the book,” she says. “It was just for me. My girlfriends aren’t even in it enough as far as I’m concerned because they are such a big part of my life. They seem like just my friends, but my friends were like my first family. But it was a very quiet thing. I really dedicate it to my kids.”