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!
Let me be honest my first concern was "how can I listen to this with her voice".
After 10 minutes in I wouldn't have it any other way. I loved this book and now I love her.
Her stories were great and she said them with so much honestly.
I laughed , I cried, I cheered .. .. must buy !
This is the only way to get through all the books I want to enjoy...and still I'm behind!
I have always enjoyed Penny Marshall's characters and have seen most if not all of her movies, but what was so great about this book is that Penny Marshall tells HER story...all the ups, downs, good, the bad and the probably not pretty stuff. She introduces her family- all of them and how she became who and what she is. Who she is is truly impressive and an incredibly intelligent, caring person, someone I would like to have l as a trusted friend.
Ms. Marshall impresses me as a very real, nothing hoity toity Hollywood, but practical and not only very street wise, but has a great deal of common sense. Listen to the book and find out that she uses those qualities as a director of movies.
As much as I love knowing everyone's story, it was great to know about how one really deals with what seemed a pretty interesting family-certainly a very successful one and one that continues still today. Why again do I feel like I missed something not having grown up in a New York borough? I loved hearing the details of the TV series "Laverne and Shirley" like the whole wearing of the L on her clothes, or the sing-song: " Schlamiel, Schlamazel.." or the whole Pepsi and milk thing. It was all the details included-nothing seemed to leave you wondering, she answered what seemed like any question you may have of her life. It's definitely an open book..book.
Mind you, Penny Marshall has a very distinctive voice and I wouldn't (no offense intended Ms. Marshall) suggest she narrate any other stories but her own, but her voice is the best in telling her story, inuendos and all. It was wonderful to hear how she developed in life, and what she learned, I take away the thought that she is out there as she learned from her mother:"to entertain people" and that Ms. Marshall has been thoroughly living life as it is and taking full advantage of all that is offered.