It is refreshing to listen to a person's life story, who is comfortable in her own skin. At times, there is a feeling that Penny Marshall is visiting with you, like a friend you haven't seen for awhile and you bumped into on the street. Her humorous, generous and easy going personality reflect her appreciation for the relationships in her life.
Penny scattering her mother's ashes from Lorne Michael's office and singing the song her mother wrote for her dancing class students.
Her honesty...refreshing and engaging
Both! Sometimes at the same time...sign of a good book and and even better reader
I have always been a fan of Penny Marshall. She's a magnificent director and a very talented woman. This book is worth its weight in gold...don't hesitate.
I really enjoyed listening to Penny Marshall's autobiography in her own narration. I know some found her New York-accented voice a bit grating, but I didn't mind it. Much better than listening to a Southern accent and I'm from Florida. I liked almost everything about her life story. More stories about her time as director/producer would have been better content than mentioning Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, or basketball at all. Those were boring and I skip them every time I re-listen to the audio book. She could write/collaborate on a book (and narrate it) about the dos and don'ts of acting and directing and it would be extremely entertaining. I recommend this audiobook to her fans as well as all aspiring actresses/actors and directors.
If you grew up loving Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley or loved A League of Their Own, get this book! Penny Marshall is heartwarming, funny, risqué, and down to earth. One of the best books I've listened to in a very long time.
I felt like I lost my best friend when I finished it. I am from Brooklyn so her accent was like coming home.
Loved that it was HER voice and enjoyed it on a kid free two days with the flu. If I fell asleep I rewound back to the part I remembered hearing last instead of considering it a loss. Thanks Penny. You feel like a friend. That is not creepy right? JB
great book, great narrator, was able to get through my 14 mile run without it feeling like a chore!