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.
No. There's no reason to.
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.
I've always admired Penny Marshall as a director, and love her as an actor! This book was a joy to listen to, especially with Penny as the narrator. She is hilarious as a storyteller, as well as inspiring. Awesome job!
The book tended to revel in name dropping and sports history. I wanted more emotions revealed about some of the more painful parts of her life. Her reading was stilted, labored and rushed at times. I was slightly disappointed.
I like Penny Marshall's sensibilities- I can relate...and I loved that she read the book herself, it would have been wrong to listen to it any other way. She's very cool and real. Loved the inside "scoop" on movies and relationships :)
fast fun read. now have great awe and respect for penny. I think she would also be annoyed that you have to write at least 20 words in your review
I enjoyed listening to Penny reminisce about growing up in the Bronx. Her stories are heartwarming and she obviously loves her family and friends .
What an amazing life Penny Marshall has led, and is still living! She is truly a trailblazer, a national treasure, and to hear her tell her story in that self-deprecating, hilarious, iconic accent of hers is thoroughly entertaining and inspiring. I can't wait to get my "Laverne and Shirley" complete series box set in the mail and watch it with my children, as well as the feel-
good movies like "Big", "A League of their Own" and "Renaissance Man" which I remember fondly from my youth.