Yes, there’s never a dull moment. In 3rd Rock, I always found Kristen's voice a bit manly but surely there has never been a better voice for audio books! This is a flawless performance. She has a knack for making the destruction of her guts and her life sound very sexy. She’s real and raw about her ordeal of living on the brink of death in a foreign country suffering, isolated, lonely and cold turkey from all her demons. Call me an enabler, but never has there been one more deserving of a cigarette and stiff drink!
Why over all a 3 star rating? A biography should leave you feeling like you know the person you've read so much about. I know she had a hard time in the hospital, drinking, drugs & poor self esteem but I don't really know much more about her then when I started and the book ended rather adruptly.
As far as I know this is her first audio performance, which I hope she develops into a career.
absolutely - it is well written, brimming with honesty, and thorougly entertaining.
a million little pieces without the lack of credibility.
are there others?
when she thanked nurse ratchet at the end of her stint at the london hospital.
An avid audiobooks listener since 2004.. I don't have time to read but tons to listen while I work on my jewelry.
Yes, I would! I am sure with all the Laughing Out Loud I missed some of the story. She is as funny as ever even given the seriousness of the topic. Kristen tells her story of failures and triumphs in a light hearted manner with a serious undertone. Her insights into addiction and how it affects those who are addicted is a view that many people do not get to hear. How their denial keeps them into thinking they are invencible and that nothing is wrong no matter how serious the situation really is. How they convence themselves that even if there is a medical emergency that something else caused it and not the drugs. How addiction takes ahold of someone's life and is very difficult to break away from and step out of the denial.
Kristen Johnston of coarse as she is at the center of the storm of her follies and triumph.
"Laura" the costume designer, because of her brutal honesty to Kristen about her lying and drug addiction.
This book will make you laugh and cry all at the same time. The stories of her childhood, hollywood experience, and the depths of her addiction. In her sarcastic tone brings some light to such a deep dark subject of addiction and the trama it causes.
Wether you know her from 3rd Rock from the Sun or not you should listen to this book!
I am a bibliophile...just love, love, love books! I love many different genres and authors. Fav's Harlan Coben, Chas.Frazier, and others.
It is an honest portrayal of the hell she's gone thru and the mistakes she made in her life.
Yes, it was a fun, gritty, interesting story.
It really felt like she was talking directly to me. Like we were just two friends sitting at the kitchen table, drinking coffee, telling stories.
I usually don't read this type of book, but glad I selected it. It was interesting, and funny too.
Although I listened all the way through, I can't quite decide of I liked this book or not. I'm a sucker for celeb biographies, but this really concentrates (for the most part) on one incident resulting from addictive behavior.
She reads it herself and has her signature over the top delivery, which is fine.
The Narrator, was gtreat, I wish it had been longer
My first but not my last
she makes it come alive, much better then reading
No, it was not that type of book, It ws funny. it flowed
Keep up the good work
I've always enjoyed Kristen's acting. Now I find that she is an excellent author, and narrator!
It's too bad that she had such trouble with her lifestyle, but "Brava" for her honesty.
The audiobook is the story of her addiction, not her life. And frankly is a fascinating because she spares not a detail.
I was never a Kristen Johnston fan prior, but after seeing her appearance on Watch What's Happening Live, I was intrigued by her story. This is one of the best audio books I have listened to. The performance was AMAZING. Laugh out loud funny, even when dealing with some harsh realities of being an addict. Quadruple thumbs up. I highly recommend. HIGHLY recommend. Give it a listen.