So thankful that Jackie chose to record her thoughts on the presidency. Her commitment to the preservation of history is very clear, even amidst her grief at the time. Really fascinating insights on history and her personality. Although, I could listen to her read the phone book.
How she stated that she hated the French! So candid.
The facts are undeniable and horrifying- settlers resorting to cannablism. What I found most shocking though was how inspiring a story it was. I have never been so motivated as these people were to pick up and leave my life and travel into the complete unknown.
When the Donner party is rescued was not how I imagened.
After his introduction about cannablism, which was hard to listen to- he calms it down and is more subtle and matter of fact.
Just what I said earlier. It is hard to wrap your brain around cannabilism but after you read -- you get it. And somehow, it's still scary but you understand.
Yes, I think this is an important addition to the history of Hollywood- even if you aren't a Cary Grant fan.
How it brings you into Hollywood of that period. That is exactly what I wanted and that's what I got.
He does a good job- it's his book he knows how to read it. He does say "Such as it was" a lot. :)
I think his relationships with women were sad. It's sad that at that time society forced him into tho
I think this is a very important, honest look at the life of a gay man in Hollywood. It left me with the sense that "gay" didn't exist in the early part of the century. You were expected to get married, have kids, etc- whether or not sexuality or sexual orientation was linked to it.
I wouldn't listen to Furious Love again only because I don't think I have ever listened to an audiobook twice.
It showed the beginning of megastardom and the fascination with the private lives of celebrities even more than their work as actors. Just like reality stars of today (although they had talent) Liz and Dick began to take their stardom more seriously, I think, than their work.
I havent- but I will say he does a tremendous job. He has a voice for every character. It puts you off for 2 minutes but after listening you really appreciate his enthusiasm for the characters and the story.
It made me feel like I was in this 60's world of excess and appreciate how we have changed as a culture. There have always been stars, whether royalty or movie stars- we need them for inspiration, hope, escape.
It's in the top 10 of all time.
Joyce Carol Oates- the author
It made me very sad but hopeful.
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