I think something may have been wrong with it. It listed only 3 chapters on my ipod but it went on to 4 then 5 then jumped up to the teens and went from 13 to 15 then 18 or something like that. I didn't mind missing that much because it was a hard listen anyway.
I loved Davy Jones (and was saddened when he passed away) but through this book I felt his storytelling fell short. He would have a big lead up to a situation or memory, then it just drops off and next thing you know there's a silence and a new chapter.
I think he was okay. I think my issue is more with the STORY than his narrating.
I liked the end when he talks about each Monkee.
Just disappointing and I had such high hopes.
Learning that the Mario I THOUGHT he was (kind, honest, family man) is the Mario he really is.
Learning the truth about his first and very brief marriage
Possibly talk a little slower at some points of the book.
There were a few moments that choked me up, mostly the love for his parents and his own family.
It's so nice to learn about a celebrity that has a good normal family background, has "made it", and has remained true to his roots. If he's looking for any more friends, I'd love to be his friend!
Yes but I'd have to read more ABOUT it before I bought it. I thought she was famous for her Hollywood revelations. I didn't get much of that in this book.
No. I just need to get better about PREVIEWING books before I buy. This is one of a few that was not at all what I had expected. As a result, it is another of a few that I can't get through.
I can't even recall. I feel I struggled with the book more that I enjoyed it. I kept waiting for the dirt on Hollywood but I don't recall getting any of that. Did I give up too soon?
Not by what I've read so far. She's very repetitive over unnecessary topics.
Another disappointing book. :(
Sometimes yes - it was very funny and I laughed aloud all by myself.Other times no - some of her comments/jokes were grade school-ish and didn't make me even smile, much less laugh.
Not really. I'm a Joan fan and I know she goes over the top and against what is "proper", which is what I usually love about her. But this book disappointed me more than entertained me.
This is who Joan is. She's the original "shock" female comic which I admire her for, but sometimes things she says in this particular book come off as trying too hard to be funny or shocking but they fall flat.
If it were made in to a movie I wouldn't go see it. This book was boring enough that I can't even finish it. I've struggled to get as far as I have but I think I'm giving up. I'm sure she'd have a plethora of snarky things to say about that. :)
I have a lot of respect and admiration for Joan Rivers. I love her on Fashion Police, I love that she walked out on that reporter, I am truly a fan. This book just didn't do it for me.
The strength this little girl had.
She was detailed without being graphic. It was fascinating to learn the horror she went though and, more importantly, the beautiful life she came home to and continues to live.
Same as my headline "Despicable adults, amazing child"
I hope her story, especially the close calls where she COULD have been rescued sooner, will change US laws. If an officer of the law has reason to believe a veiled person is undercover as a means to hide their identity, we need to have laws that allow this situation to overrule any religious belief about someone remaining covered up. With respect to all faiths, I would hope that even in those religions which insist on veiled women and girls, they too would want police to be able to look at the female if THEIR loved one were in Elizabeth's situation.
Honest Insightful Entertaining
Aside from the below, I appreciate how he describes script readers. My sister writes scripts and currently has a few of her scripts being reviewed with "Hollywood people". Based on her experience, I do believe Rob is right on with this subject.
The camping story with Big Foot. I was working out at the gym and I literally laughed out loud through almost the whole chapter.
Many emotions. I laughed out loud at Big Foot, got emotional as he talks about the love and respect he has for his wife of over 22 years, respect his honesty about his sobriety, and admire the father he is to his boys. In both of his books I am so happy to see that he has turned in to such a well rounded loving caring man.
I couldn't wait to hear the whole thing, yet I did not want this book to end. Rob narrates his story as beautifully as he writes it.
Finally, learning that his son John Owen wrote the music for the book gave me one last huge sigh of admiration.
Great Job Rob!!
One of my top 10 celebrity memoirs
The tragedy of his little girl Exodus
I often forgot it was a narrator rather than Mike himself. Although Mike is parodied for his "different" voice, I felt it was actually Mike telling his own story.
Learning that he finally (hopefully) has turned his life around.
I got exhausted hearing about all that highs and lows Mike has been thru - many by his own doing, some not. I can't imagine LIVING that life. There was nothing about his life I would want to personally experience. I really appreciated hearing the good AND the bad. I was never a Mike Tyson fan, but I am now a supporter. I never believed he was guilty of rape with Ms Washington. After his book I am confident he didn't rape anyone, ever. I hope he has finally learned that most of these women want him for what he can give materialistically, nothing more. I wish him nothing but the best.
It was fine to entertain as I did housecleaning
Being it was short, it was as if I were sitting chatting with friend about his experience.
Nothing. I'm not a "Change the story" kind of person. If I wanted to do that, I'd write my own story. :)
Nothing. It was fine. The only reason it has a 3 rating is because it was just a fun little chat with not a bunch of substance. Not a bad thing, it's just that I knew what I was getting when I bought it.
Anything else he was willing to tell. Again, it was his story to tell, not mine to change.
If you want to have a fun chat with a guy friend and you don't have one handy, this book will suffice as a good fill in.
Artie's honesty intertwined with his signature humor
His Mom, sister, and Adrienne. Amazing women.
When he and the young guy were pulled over by cops and left to spend the night in the car. The way Artie tells that scene, I could almost see it as if I were there. Hysterical.
Yes, it was hard to put down because I could hardly wait to hear what happened next. I was rooting for him at every chapter.
These celebrity "train wreck to sobriety" stories never cease to amaze me. The depths of what people do for drugs is beyond my comprehension. I have two glasses of wine and I worry about dumb things I may have done. I cannot imagine what they live through, by their own admission, by their own choices. It's always great to learn they've beat the demons.
I loved being able to hear some of his stand up act along with his life story
The appreciation Billy has for his family, friends and career. No whining, no sob story, just great entertainment.
So many to choose from but one is when he played with the Yankees.
And he just keeps getting better.
I think I've fallen in love with Billy Crystal as a man, not just an entertainer. His love for his wife is so real and so obvious through this book. And the voices he does - pure entertainment.
One of the best and quickest "reads" so far
His crazy mom and his whole childhood
His voices, a great Michael Jackson impersonation and he really brings to life all the characters in his life.
Meet the REAL Corey Feldman
I don't care how much his mom denies his story, I believe every word of it because he tells his story with such (seemingly) honest conviction with no "woes me".
I have a whole new respect for Corey Feldman and I hope he has opened the door for more child stars to come forward and tell their stories. It's time to out these awful stage parents and the other animals in the industry who need to be exposed.
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