"It felt like I was speeding on the Autobahn toward hell, trapped inside a DeLorean with no brakes. And even if I could somehow stop, I'd still be screwed, because there's no way I'd ever be able to figure out how to open those insane, cocaine-designed doors."
The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.
With Guts, Johnston takes us on a journey so truthful and relatable, so remarkably fresh, it promises to stay with the listener for a long, long time.
©2012 Kristen Johnston (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
Yes, definitely - loved the conversational style
It just kind of ended, a little on the "sell out" side, but okay.
No, this the the first one and I look forward to more
Didn't specifically inspire me, but I enjoyed her story and experience
Liked it, but wished it went a little a little deeper, perhaps I am shallow, but I kind of wanted more dirt. Worthwhile purchase though.
You know, I don't know that I've ever listened to an audio book more than once, but I would definitely considering listening to this one. Kristen's narration is wonderful and the story is heartbreaking.
I listen to audio books during my hour long commute in the mornings and afternoons and this morning I barely remember how I got to work.
I still have a few hours left of the book, but I was tearing up when she talked about the doctor who stopped to hold her hand when she was scared.
This book is really touching and interesting and funny. I'm a big reader, but I'm glad I got the audio book because Kristen's narration adds so much to this story. I got it on a whim with one of my credits and had no idea I would like it so much.
Brilliant. Raw. Candid.
Hard to compare with other audiobooks except maybe David Sedaris, who has the same ability to make you laugh while telling a heart-wrenching story.
That voice. That voice. That voice is MADE for audiobooks. Kristin is one of the rare performers who has the looks to match that mesmerizing voice.
Kristen is so honest. Sadly, many moments made me cry because it came too close to home with a friend of mine. But the way Kristen reads this brings laughter too. It's the first audio book I've had, but I have since downloaded a half dozen more. What better way to fit "reading" in to my daily schedule!
It was like sitting with an old friend who has finally cleaned up.
When her friend finally told her that Kristen wasn't fooling anyone and her real friends knew for a while she had a problem - and that they took the opportunity to call her on it...and she LISTENED!
Being Real - Really Real
While I loved hearing Kristen's story - I hope there is never a need for a follow up book due to relapse. Best wishes to her for continued sobriety and success in all she does.
Kristin Johnston transformed what could have been a grim story through her brilliant humor and delivery.
I really liked it. It's a little short but i think it's worth a credit. She doesn't pull any punches and takes ownership of her wild choices. Over all a good listen. caution; lots of talk about drug use.
A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.
Every word of this book was entertaining. I haven't laughed and smiled that much listening to any other book. She didn't just read the book, she performed it, and I loved every minute. But it was too short.
Great story teller..funny but so honest..listened more than once, you laugh and cry at the same time!
My daughter and I are big 3rd Rock from the Sun fans, so I was really excited to hear this book. Johnston was amazingly funny and real in this book. Her story of her addiction was inspiring and very "real".
Wow, who knew? I loved it. I think it took guts just to put it out there. I love it and I love hearing it from her.
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