09/14/2010 03:38 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

For Author Jamie Lee Curtis, Mothers Are Dearest

That explains her career choices. She chooses to write children's books. (Her latest, My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story, is in stores.) She opts for roles that are family-friendly projects: Her next film is the comedy You Again, out Sept. 24, which was shot in Los Angeles and allowed her to stay near daughter Annie, 23, son Tommy, 14, and husband Christopher Guest, 61.

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