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Nancy

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Denton, TX, United States

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  • Role Models

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Waters
    • Narrated By John Waters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (105)

    Role Models is filmmaker John Waters's self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities---some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road.

    Nanci says: "Smutty But Funny"
    "A must-listen for all John Waters fans!"
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    What did you love best about Role Models?

    I adore John Water's unique vision of life, eclectic references from stage, screen, music, and pop culture, and his good-natured, down-to-earth honesty. Whether talking of his love for Comme des Garçons or his realistic and measured defense of Leslie Van Houten, Waters delivers insights that are original, heartfelt, and intelligent.


    What other book might you compare Role Models to and why?

    He has the references of Greil Marcus without any of the pretension, and his discussions of fame are so human, they seem really unique to me.


    Have you listened to any of John Waters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never heard him read an audiobook, but I've seen him live, and he's a brilliant performer (as well as director.) He's simply a star, but in the most human way possible. I love him!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but at over 7 hours, I listened in two hour or so chunks.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic reflection on idols, admiration, and human attraction--John Waters does it again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Portia de Rossi
    • Narrated By Portia de Rossi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (215)

    In this searing, unflinchingly honest book, Portia de Rossi captures the complex emotional truth of what it is like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action. She recounts the elaborate rituals around eating that came to dominate hours of every day, from keeping her daily calorie intake below 300 to eating precisely measured amounts of food out of specific bowls and only with certain utensils. When this wasn’t enough, she resorted to purging and compulsive physical exercise, driving her body and spirit to the breaking point.

    Dawn says: "Beautifully Sad"
    "Inspiring story!"
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    Where does Unbearable Lightness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is among the best audiobooks I've heard. I think it's particularly powerful since it's read by the author. I really love the way that di Rossi delivered an incredibly moving story, but without sentimentality or cheesiness. This is a must-read/must-hear book for anyone interested in the development of a woman finding herself, and carving out a life on her own terms.


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