Having a different narrator, or Penny Marshall taking voice lessons
No. Her voice is grating and she reads like a primary school student: no emotion or cadence to her voice at all.
Proper pauses, better rhythm to her reading. And her accent is distracting.
As far as comedy based, it was the first and it motivated me to buy more because it was so good.
Billy Cystals's Stll Foolin' 'Em. Marshal's too was laugh out loud funny but also had some very touching moments as well.. She has a similar positive way of viewing difficult life experiences.
Her authentic, natural voice.
Yes, when her and her brother funded a dance program/studio at a university bearing her mother's name.
I was going through a rough time in my life and thought maybe I should listen to books by strong successful woman to get my brain back in the game. This was one of many and by far my favorite. Besides the fact that she has that awesome accent that I literally can listen to all day, she has lead an amazing life. Great story, totally inspiring and vo-dee-oh-doe-doe.
Performed by author
When she reunited a currently feuding Simon & Garfunkel with an awkward request for a living room concert.
Tripping on acid and calling Gary for help.
When she spoke about her mother passing.
It's so rare that an author reads their own audio book and I wish more did. After listening and reliving this book with Penny you will see why Penny being ABOUT THE WORK had to do it herself. A true gem of a person and I am so grateful she did this.
I listen to some very sad books about things in history...this was just what I was looking for to give my mind and my heart a rest from the sorrow and pain...
I lived my life as I saw best...
great book I really enjoyed...it took place in my time so that made it even more enjoyable...
Penny i ok in 28 min but her voice gets old and her then i did........
never have and don't want to again
thin,tired and monotone
skip this one
It was so funny and very interesting.
I love the way Penny Marshall read her book. She could put her own feelings and emotions into the book
Hum? I liked when she discussed the making of Big.
It made me laugh.
Listening to Penny Marshall read this book is like listening to a friend (albiet from the New York part of the country) talk to you. Don't expect a slick read. That isn't this book and I dont think that that is Ms. Marshall. Sometimes fast. Sometime gravily. All the time Bronx.
The example she displayed in her support of the NYC firefighters (as well as NYC itself) after 9-11.
Her. If I read the book I would be hearing my voice, my pauses, my emotion .. not hers. Her reading is classic Laverne.
I usually read history books so this book was a stretch for me. I had an extra credit so "what the heck" I thought. I remembered enjoying her tv show, so why not buy the book.
In a way this was a history lesson of sorts. The people she has known; the relationships and loyalty she extended to so many and the way she lived her chronicled 4 decades made me think that her life is indeed a well lived one.
Unlike a lot of public figures, I think she has shown us thru her book that working hard and being responsible and respectful - done with a good dose of honesty and humor -that life ends up working out. Maybe her mama wasn't all that nuts .......
I have not read the book as reading puts me to sleep.
Hearing all her interactions with other stars.
I love her accent.
I think Penny is refreshing and truthful. I don't think her mom was nuts just a little eccentric.
This book made me laugh and that is good for you. I couldn't wait to get back to listening to Penny moderate.