Book and music lover
Long. Funny Informative
the humaness of it
Hard to say
Inside view of TV and movies for boomers
Penny does a lot of name dropping in the book. It made it hard to read, but wonderful to listen too. Liked the way that Kindle and Audible synced together on this. It appeared that the author was reading from an earlier version of the book. There were some extra words and insights. But that was good.
pure Penny Marshall
I loved that she was reading her own words--cannot fake that voice & accent.
you can overcome your mother's raising
The best part of Penny's life is hearing it told from her own mouth. As a native New Yorker myself, I loved hearing about her life and career in all her natural new yorkese!
She has just a naturally funny delivery
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!
Really enjoyed this as an audiobook. At the start, feels as though Penny is reading her story rather hurriedly which takes away from what she is sharing. But, this fades a few chapters in and her delivery becomes a comfortable chat. While not a chronological telling of her life, it feels connected and works well. Her narrative, humor, candor, irreverence, lifetime of professional and personal experiences and connections -- make for a great "read." As with her brother, Garry Marshall's memoir, I feel that I could listen to them again -- for the frankness and humor in the delivery of their stories.
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.
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.
Name dropping in the extreme. Never really showed any emotional connection with her mother except when telling about her dying.
Not is she was going to narrate it She should have taken breaks to blow her nose.
Felt like she was reading just to get through with it. Also needed to blow her nose and not sniff while reading.
The endless lists of names that didn't add anything to the 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.