Ms. Marshall has had an incredible life. I enjoyed listening to her tales during my morning commute. As a forty-something (actual age withheld!) I grew up with Laverne and Shirley. Just the sound of her voice took me back 30 years. Plus, I will never listen to Simon and Garfunkel the same way again. She's had an amazing life and, while I wouldn't hope my children do many of the things she has done, she is still a respectable and funny person. I completely enjoyed this book.
This was a great story and told well.
How much she loved her mom.
Her divorce from rob.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! This audiobook should not be missed! Penny's narration is spectacular!!! I bought the hardcover book when it first came out. It sat on my nightstand for a couple of months until I discovered the Audible version.....I listed to the sample recording and I KNEW that I must buy the audio version. Boy was I right! This was a terrific book -- filled with funny, heart warming, interesting stories and characters. Love Penny!
Penny is just funny effortlessly. I enjoyed her life story and the many, many other celebrities she met along the way that colored her journey. I love her delivery..as if she was just sitting across the kitchen table from me sharing a story.
This is one of my favorite audiobooks. Of the recent autobiographies it is just behind Tina Fey's Bossypants and probably tied with William Shatner's Shatner Rules.
The best thing is that as Penny Marshall is reading her book, it is like she is not reading. Rather it feels like she is telling us something she just thought of.
Near the end of the book Penny is giving acknowledgements. Even though she told us about some of her lovers you wonder how many are left out. But then Penny, "oh, and there were a few other guys I slept with, thanks to them too". That was a piece of honesty that is missing from most autobiographies.
It was great to be reminded of some of Penny's hits including A League of Their Own.
Haven't read the print version.
Perhaps to Jay Leno's autobiography with lots of tales about his mother. Also hilariousl
I have enjoyed this book more than I expected to.
I liked this book. I was happy to see that Penny is down to earth and not afraid to mince words! I found the references to other celebrities interesting, along with details of her own life. At first, I didn't think I would care for her narrating the book. However, as the book progressed, I found that I was glad she narrated it. It lent credibility to the story and there were a few parts where she became emotional. Her narration ended up adding to the story rather than taking away from it.
What's there not to love? :-) I love the feel, smell and experience of a good book but nowadays who has the time?
I enjoyed Penny's sense of humor, which compliments her humility. She speaks candidately and matter-of-factly and to listen to her read felt made it calm and invigorating at the same time. She tells her experiences of a health scare that would have struck unspeakable fear and misery in anyone flicking it off like a ladybug had landed on her shoulder.
I couldn't even begin to compare this to any memoir I've read. Not even to Joan Rivers.
She brings her humor, and her honesty and fierce calm in the face of raging fire.
My mother may have been nuts, but I'm insane.
When Ms. Marshall is reading this book I felt like I was sitting right next to just listening to her speak about her family and her life. Her voice carries all the compassion and love that she has for her family and especially her mother. Her performance is brilliant!
I highly recommend! Who'd have thought that listening to Penny Marshall for 8 hours or so could be so very enjoyable. I never watched the LaVerne and Shirley show but am familiar with the movies Penny directed. Penny's self deprecating presentation of her life-to-date was charming and informative. She gives us an inside look into an age of TV gone forever which only makes one long for it once more. I'm left very impressed by Penny's accomplishments however haphazard they may seem at times. Her recounting of her life makes you feel right there ... esp since we already know most of the people she includes. Many many times laugh out loud funny and often very emotional and worth every cent.