At times, this memoir moves a little slowly, but overall Marshall has a great story about the value of taking chances and enjoying friendships.
Mom of a wonderful son! PhD Rhetoric/Composition; retired AF Captain, retired writing professor. Happy f/t RV traveler.
SHE'S SO FUNNY!
Who knew that Penny Marshall was so thoroughly connected to EVERYBODY in the movie biz? Man, I'd have loved to been a fly on the wall at one of those parties.
The title drew me in. My mother's nuts too. The title is the whole reason I bought the book because I really knew very little about Marshall. But the unique, wonderful spirit of this woman unfolds in each chapter in a way that you just don't want to stop listening. I had FUN listening to her stories in the same way that I had fun watching her play Laverne. She is enormously talented and a great movie director.
It made me laugh out loud when she talked about how she can only do one accent: Bronx. That's it. And we love her for it.
I think Marshall did a wonderful job of including Cindy Williams, despite the rocky paths they've taken into the present. They're forever tied in our memories of Laverne and Shirley, and I think she very delicately and respectfully remembered her friend. No wonder Carrie loves her so much. She's loyal...and honest.
I'm a professional painter and love ennobling, enlightening literature
Penny Marshall's Truth
Of course Penny Marshall; it's her memoir
On TV. Laverne was Penny.
Penny's battle with an unstoppable cigarette addiction
One wishes the f-word had been reserved for just a few occasions. But that is her vernacular. Her book was more than I expected. She was blessed to have doors opened by her famous brother, but she delivered the goods and more. An interesting autobiography.
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.