The fact that it was read by the author herself.
I loved Hollywood Anecdotes, which I believe she did several years prior to this. Her delivery of the lines for several actors quotes was a hoot in that book.
I was surprised at how many times she made financial mistakes, but was glad to learn she always came out on top in the end. A most enjoyable journey into the inside thoughts of a movie star.
Debbie Reynolds needs to do more of these, as her reading brings the words to life.
I have enjoyed watching Debbie for many, many years. Her movies are a delight and so is she. I really enjoyed hearing about her personal life and all of the experiences she had working in the business.
If I had one issue with the audiobook, it would be the speed. It seemed a bit slow so I ramped it up a notch and it didn't impede my ability to hear everything clearly.
If you like Debbie too, you'll love this book!
We are so lucky to still have some of the greatest stars like Debbie with us to enjoy!
I saw her live about 5 years ago at a Q & A session that preceded the showing of one of her old movies. She had a wonderful, earthy sense of humor as she answered questions and seamlessly wove in hilarious anecdotes that invariably involved another famous person. And while I realize that hearing someone read their memoir is not the same experience as a live Q & A I was not prepared for how incredibly stilted this book would sound. Her inflection was by turns breathless and brassy as she constantly wanders off on namedropping tangents with no real payoff. If you drank a shot every time you heard "my dear, dear friend" (insert celebrity name here) you would be dead of alcohol poisoning before you were halfway through the book. While the woman is undeniably a survivor and one of the few remaining links to old Hollywood this book would have benefitted from sharper (or any, for that manner) editing.
A fabulous trip down Hollywood Memory Lane by one of the finest and funniest artists. Debbie 's a great listen!
Yes, it was well written and the narrator made it more interesting...she helped you feel like she was speaking directly to you
none, there is only one Debbie Reynolds
all were good
Loved it!!!! Debbie Reynolds' life has been full of high highs and some very low lows and she pulls no punches in describing these .... but always with humour. Her delicious Texan accent, not heard in many of her movies, is slight but it's there and it adds to the charm of this book. I totally loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Hollywood and wonderful woman who truly is "unsinkable"!!
She really tells it like it was and is for her. Honest and fun story. Takes you through some bad times, good times, and shares her love for life and movies and performing.
I loved this autobiography and it was an extra bonus that it was narrated by the author. She is witty, self-deprecating, and full of great stories from Hollywood and her adventurous life. If you are looking for a good celebrity read, this is a great choice.