It is beautifully produced with Goldie narrating in her soft yet silly and sophisticated voice that has always made me smile and feel warm inside. Musical interludes are a special icing on the cake that make it a true delight to listen to.
None come to mind right off.
There was no favorite, I enjoyed the whole ride.
Yes...I think I could have but I enjoyed savoring it.
Goldie Hawn is so light and delightful and exudes of passionate heart. Such a lovely inspiration. This book opened my eyes to the work she is doing now through the Hawn Foundation which I think is simply fantastic!! Thank you Goldie for being an inspiration.
Only my friends who are either big cycling enthusiasts, David Byrne fans, or environmentalists or preferably all three. I did not find it hugely engaging as a story. My mind would wander all too often while listening. I did enjoy learning more about David Byrne whose music and film have intrigued me in the past... more so in my youth and art school period, and was intrigued by the similar values we hold today. Yet, he was like a talking head... meaning like watching someone lecture without many visuals or the ability to be engaging. This is a case where it might do better if someone else were to narrate.
I liked the added bits of music and I enjoyed his voice more so toward the end when he finally relaxed into the reading. His voice seemed rather monotone at times, particularly in the beginning.
Actually I think it was too long and I struggled to the end... a bit like riding up a big hill only to find there was no view once you arrived.
Yes, I think it is quite possibly more authentic since it is her story read in her voice, and since she has a voice I like and recognize from the tv is brings a more personal element to it. I felt like I was listening to a friend.
Now I wish I had the book so that I could quickly flip back through and remind myself since it has been weeks since I finished it. Therefore the most memorable moments were the overall feelings of surprise that she was so naive yet I saw her as a role model mom when I was growing up.
No, not aware she had any others.
No, I listen as I walk the dog so that would be a very long walk.
My thanks to Meredith (as we apparently are now on first name basis since I read the book! ha!) for sharing such intimate information about her life. I work with people and their emotions and this will be a book I am sure to recommend. Biographies are a useful tools to learn about people and how they have found their path to success which is so often not the path that people expect. I love the surprise of who I think they are vs who they are through their own eyes. It reinforces how many assumptions we make, good or bad, about people every day. I hear so many young people stating the desire to be famous and feel they really could benefit from knowing the truth behind the characters we see on the screen.
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