Kristen's delivery is superb. She brings you in to her world with humility, grace and humor. I love the fact that she took the time to record the audio for her own book. She is talented and funny.
Why Kristen herself.
Her voice, her mannerisms, her joys and sorrows read through her voice
avoiding road rage one book at a time...
First, this is the best narration performance I've ever, Ever, EVER heard. Kristen's sultry, rich, expressive voice is ahhhmmaaazzzing... I wouldn't care if she was reading the yellow pages; this girl could make anything sound interesting and entertaining. Couple her better than Bacall voice with the story of her life, a crazy life (and she's only 45), with no fear, no holding back, spilling her GUTS - it is perfection. Creatively told, cleverly written and thoroughly engaging. I can't say enough about this book and I'm convinced that hearing it makes the experience complete. Kristen should read every book ever committed to audio.
The best (out of 3, so take that as you will)
That she narrated it. She is possibly the funniest woman on the planet.
Her humor and her ability to poke fun at herself.
Not that I can recall. It was mostly just very funny.
Kirsten's honesty is worth a listen. She has a great story. Her witty and sarcastic viewpoint is refreshing. Addiction isn't pretty and she doesn't treat it that way; she just tells it like it is. Way to go Kirsten
Hands down the narration of Kristen Johnston made this book most enjoyable. I'm so glad she read her own story so that I know the way she meant it to be heard. She is witty and hilarious. Some of the things she said was down right heartbreaking. I'm sad it was only 4 hours. Also her accents are spot on. I was totally engrossed in everthing she had to say.
Kristen brings her own story to life.
2 parts - I laughed until I cried when she talked about kicking that bully kid. And I felt empathy for her when she was so sick yet trying to convince everyone she was well trying to cover up at the expense of her life.
Aside from being the girl who fell out of a highrise window on an episode of Sex and the City, I didn't know much about Kristen Johnston. She's very talented - I can tell just from her narration of this book. She is definitely an actress I will follow now. And I hope she narrates other books in the future.
This is hands down one of the best audio books I've listened to so far. Kristen doesn't hold back in her story, which is funny, sad and enlightening all at once. People primarily identify addiction with substance abuse, but her wry definition of it made me laugh. Her reading of her story was a theatrical masterpiece, and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone. You'll laugh, you'll learn, and if you're like me you'll immediately to go YouTube to watch some of her performances in Third Rock from the Sun.
Kristen ... MORE PLEASE!
This book is a perfect choice for listening rather than reading. Kristen Johnston's own voice is perfect to deliver her painfully funny account of her personal road to ruin. Her story is poignant without ever degenerating into self-pity. She is both responsible for and utterly honest about her descent into addiction and the life-threatening health issues that land her alone in the hospital. Everything about the book reinforces the sense that this is someone who it would be great to hang out with over a cocktail (or more likely, a coffee).
i need to find more good ones
i could listen to kristen all day. she is honest and gross and charismatic.
The whole book is fantastic, Kristen is funny and direct she pulls no punches
Both she is hysterical, I have listened to it again for that reason
Absolutely! Ms Johnston lived every second, every minute, every endless hour with us, sitting right beside her, rapt, amazed, in tears, afraid only to miss even a single syllable, or on the floor in writhing in gales of helpless laughter.
Aie! So many moments, leavened with memories of her utterly astonishing "Sally" on 3rd Rock from the Sun. (The sneeze ... I remember Sally's reaction to a sneeze. Surely YouTube has it ...) And how the f**k did she do all THAT and completely under the influence of a truckload of pills, I have no earthly idea. (And neither did her co-star, as he freely admits). Well, having to pick one, if I must, and using the British term, "hospital". All of it. But her childhood drifts into The Other come a close second. Yowza, I can sure relate to drifting into The Other. Bet a lot of her readers can, too.
Creepily, her mother, driving her in tennis whites under a mink coat in a late model car to a doctor worrying aloud that Kristen's growth spurts might turn to giantism. And her stage manager in London, whassisname. PURE English.
I listened to it under cover of darkness at 2AM while visiting my elderly mother this Christmas. I tell you this, hand on heart, Kristen kept me sane in a very strange and crazy-making time.
(1) Kristen Johnston must read every future Audible book from this moment forward, forever. (2) She is my hero and what is more, she is her own hero. (3) May she live long and prosper outrageously, find true love and write it all down so we can all hear it from her own magnificent mouth.