"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
Her honesty with humor and her narration
The fact that she is sharing this story to help others
When she got sober and clean at the end
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!
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!
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.
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.
Interesting perspective about her being in the tabloids for her weight loss ... and how wrong the world was.
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 ...
A BIGGER THAN LIFE STORY OF REDEMPTION
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!
Kristen blows the doors off storytelling in this one woman tour-de-force audiobook.
I laughed out loud for at least 1/4 of it, and the other 3/4, I was blissfully tuned in.
She's an absolute creative inspiration of self-deprecation, cutting wit, and insight into the inner workings of life. Kristen nailed this one.
9.9 from the East German judge (cause they never give 10's)
Too many to remember
Kristen's delivery is superb. She brings you in to her world with humility, grace and humor. I love the fact that she took the time to record the audio for her own book. She is talented and funny.
Why Kristen herself.
Her voice, her mannerisms, her joys and sorrows read through her voice
avoiding road rage one book at a time...
First, this is the best narration performance I've ever, Ever, EVER heard. Kristen's sultry, rich, expressive voice is ahhhmmaaazzzing... I wouldn't care if she was reading the yellow pages; this girl could make anything sound interesting and entertaining. Couple her better than Bacall voice with the story of her life, a crazy life (and she's only 45), with no fear, no holding back, spilling her GUTS - it is perfection. Creatively told, cleverly written and thoroughly engaging. I can't say enough about this book and I'm convinced that hearing it makes the experience complete. Kristen should read every book ever committed to audio.
The best (out of 3, so take that as you will)
That she narrated it. She is possibly the funniest woman on the planet.
Her humor and her ability to poke fun at herself.
Not that I can recall. It was mostly just very funny.
Kirsten's honesty is worth a listen. She has a great story. Her witty and sarcastic viewpoint is refreshing. Addiction isn't pretty and she doesn't treat it that way; she just tells it like it is. Way to go Kirsten
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