I loved this book! and I am so glad she was the reader as well! I think so much of this book would have been lost on someone who read the paper version. So much detail and person touches to this! So honest and open! More people need to hear stories like this! I will definitely recommend!
I didn't know much about Kristen Johnston before listening to this book. She comes across as a smart, self-deprecating, and genuinely funny woman. Her story of addiction and recovery isn't cast as "woe is me" but truly self aware. There were parts where I was laughing out loud. She's honest about her flaws and problems, and by the end I wanted to be her friend. A great listen.
This is one of those RARE books, where the Autobiography is WRITTEN AND READ with EQUAL talent. This book is a Dream. The bitter sweet feeling of loving a book so much you cant stop listening and yet don't want it to end.
Interesting perspective about her being in the tabloids for her weight loss ... and how wrong the world was.
Its REALLY, TRULY sounds like your are listening to a charismatic and funny friend tell an AMAZING story. I know it sounds crazy, but I really felt like she was talking TO ME! and I admire her journey all the more ...
A BIGGER THAN LIFE STORY OF REDEMPTION
I've told so many friends about this book, its that good. I didn't really Know who Kirsten Johnston was - and never saw 3rd Rock - BUT THIS BOOK! is brilliant. She is Brilliant!
Kristen blows the doors off storytelling in this one woman tour-de-force audiobook.
I laughed out loud for at least 1/4 of it, and the other 3/4, I was blissfully tuned in.
She's an absolute creative inspiration of self-deprecation, cutting wit, and insight into the inner workings of life. Kristen nailed this one.
9.9 from the East German judge (cause they never give 10's)
Too many to remember
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.