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!
author of books for teens and children
I loved listening to Penny Marshall's kooky sense of humor and very distinctive New Yawk accent. She had and has many famous friends and exes-- Rob Reiner, Albert Brooks, Carrie Fischer, Art Garfunkel, etc. It was fun to hear about the exploits of these A-listers and interesting to hear about the movies Penny Marshall directed, such as Big, Awakenings, and A League of Their Own.
Her voice, humor, and talent shine through in this well written and honest autobiography! Things we would never know, shared by a remarkably talented and strong willed woman. A great read, enhanced by Whispersync!
The narrator did a good job. I did not enjoy the book. I definitely struggled to finish it. The subject matter was all wrong for me.
This is hands down my favorite autobiography. It was awesome hearing Penny's small world. Sometimes I'm amazed by my small world. The greats...including Penny that came from the Bronx is awe inspiring. I loved the book/audio. I laughed, cried, and laughed some more. I listen while driving so I enjoyed my drives for quite some time. Sometimes sharing it with my passenger. I can't recommend this book highly enough especially for a Penny Marshall fan.
Penny is a wonderful story teller, and she has an amazingly fascinating life. It's a thoroughly entertaining and illuminating memoir, and she tells it like it is. I have already listened to it twice.
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Penny Marshall was THE character in her book.
Actually the scene of her mother dragging her little dance troupe all over the place. She was the one who really had chutzpah.
The story - she has lead an interesting life
Her Bronx accent
Both, laughed and cried
I don't think Penny took a breath during the whole book, so be ready for the quick diaolog. I personall love her accent so I didn't find it a problem - other might.