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Guts Audiobook

Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

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Publisher's Summary

"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

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    Gayle 06-10-14
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    "Really good honest listen"
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    Great story teller..funny but so honest..listened more than once, you laugh and cry at the same time!


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    Amazon Customer United States 01-11-14
    Amazon Customer United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Unexpectedly Great"

    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".

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    Laura L Rodriguez Washington, DC United States 12-17-13
    Laura L Rodriguez Washington, DC United States 12-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "This took Guts"
    Any additional comments?

    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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    Kenneth ATLANTA, GA, United States 11-25-13
    Kenneth ATLANTA, GA, United States 11-25-13
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    "Loved the book. REALLY LOVE the audiobook!"
    What made the experience of listening to Guts the most enjoyable?

    So I bought this book and read it but then I decided to buy the audio book cause I thought it would be great to hear Kristen read her own book. I didn't think it would be possible but I love it even more than when I read it myself. It made me laugh and love her even more!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honesty


    Which character – as performed by Kristen Johnston – was your favorite?

    Kristen of course.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh and laugh and laugh and go, uh huh been there, done that. We have had similar experiences and I can totally relate to her and her story.


    Any additional comments?

    Kristen is amazing and has incredible talent as a writer as well as an actress.

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    Smithvigsen Salt Lake City 11-18-13
    Smithvigsen Salt Lake City 11-18-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Guts to be better than the print version?

    I'm only assuming so because the book is read by the author. Nobody can do it like the author. And Kristen's voice is one of my favorites of all time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guts?

    Her childhood...being bullied...and sticking up for her brother, and it backfiring. Just one of those frustrating, seemingly no-win sort of childhoods.


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

    n/a


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Probably when she knew, over and over again, that she had a problem -- a terrible addiction -- but yet, she just couldn't seem to talk her mind into doing something about it. And her loneliness. It just made me sick.


    Any additional comments?

    Kristen Johston is an extremely talented actress and WRITER (with a great voice). She is so very intelligent -- I had no idea...I loved her as the funny girl! I missed her after 3rd Rock, and I always hoped that she was in a great place. Sadly she wasn't, which explained her appearance in Bride Wars. Kristen's stories are a bittersweet listen, and I loved every single minute. I love this book and I've recommended it to everyone.

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    Indie Lily 09-16-13
    Indie Lily 09-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "outstanding and needs to be reheard several times"
    What did you love best about Guts?

    Her honesty with humor and her narration


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that she is sharing this story to help others


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she got sober and clean at the end


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazingly raw honest bio read by an amazing voice narrator. I was compelled to listen to it all in one sitting. And I want to listen to it again as I am sure I missed some funny subtle parts.

    It is really eye opening for everyone dealing with their addictions or the addictions or loved ones and how to think about our lives.

    Thank you so much Kristen! Please write more!

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    Bee 06-13-13
    Bee 06-13-13 Member Since 2017
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    "I miss this book."

    i hope Kristen Johnston writes and performs another book! I hope this book finds its way into the recovery community.


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    Lindsay Marina, CA, United States 06-05-13
    Lindsay Marina, CA, United States 06-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "GREAT STORY TELLER!"

    I loved this book! and I am so glad she was the reader as well! I think so much of this book would have been lost on someone who read the paper version. So much detail and person touches to this! So honest and open! More people need to hear stories like this! I will definitely recommend!

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    katrina NEWBURGH, NY, United States 06-01-13
    katrina NEWBURGH, NY, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Honest, raw and hilarious"

    I didn't know much about Kristen Johnston before listening to this book. She comes across as a smart, self-deprecating, and genuinely funny woman. Her story of addiction and recovery isn't cast as "woe is me" but truly self aware. There were parts where I was laughing out loud. She's honest about her flaws and problems, and by the end I wanted to be her friend. A great listen.

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    SoulBird 05-27-13
    SoulBird 05-27-13 Member Since 2014
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    "RARE IN ITS EXCELLENCE"
    What made the experience of listening to Guts the most enjoyable?

    This is one of those RARE books, where the Autobiography is WRITTEN AND READ with EQUAL talent. This book is a Dream. The bitter sweet feeling of loving a book so much you cant stop listening and yet don't want it to end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guts?

    Interesting perspective about her being in the tabloids for her weight loss ... and how wrong the world was.


    What about Kristen Johnston’s performance did you like?

    Its REALLY, TRULY sounds like your are listening to a charismatic and funny friend tell an AMAZING story. I know it sounds crazy, but I really felt like she was talking TO ME! and I admire her journey all the more ...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A BIGGER THAN LIFE STORY OF REDEMPTION


    Any additional comments?

    I've told so many friends about this book, its that good. I didn't really Know who Kirsten Johnston was - and never saw 3rd Rock - BUT THIS BOOK! is brilliant. She is Brilliant!

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