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It's Always Something | [Gilda Radner]

It's Always Something

A month before her death on May 20, 1989, Gilda Radner entered a Los Angeles recording studio to deliver what would be her final performance - this remarkable audio autobiography, in which she reveals the inspirational story of her struggle with cancer...a private, personal battle in which the humor and humanity that has touched millions became her most powerful weapon.

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Publisher's Summary

A month before her death on May 20, 1989, Gilda Radner entered a Los Angeles recording studio to deliver what would be her final performance - this remarkable audio autobiography, in which she reveals the inspirational story of her struggle with cancer...a private, personal battle in which the humor and humanity that has touched millions became her most powerful weapon.

©1989 Gilda Radner, All Rights Reserved; (P)1989 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, 1989

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    Jesse Ashtabula, OH, USA 09-08-05
    Jesse Ashtabula, OH, USA 09-08-05
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    "Such a funny lady gives us an insight to her life."

    The shame of this wonderful comedian is having been taken too soon from life. This book gives an insight to Ms. Radner's impressions of life in general. If only to be able to hear her voice again, this book is worthy of ownership.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Margy Bigfoot, TX, United States 01-29-14
    Margy Bigfoot, TX, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2012

    I listen while I drive. Most 8 of 10 are erotic/fantasy aimed at female target audiance. 1/10 gen. audiance. 1/10 just other.

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    "Audio book just did not hold up .."
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    I have read the book years ago. I highly recommend reading the book. It's a heartbreaking story as told by Gilda with all the honesty and her own humor seeing her through. She tells her story and its hilarious!

    The audio book sort of fails this story. Some of the best parts are missing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 05-05-14
    Daniel 05-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book"
    Where does It's Always Something rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a great book narrated by Gilda Radner. I had no idea that she had such a rough time with her cancer. She was a brave woman and glad she wrote it all down and was able to record the audio book before she passed away. I feel bad this happened to her. She discusses being active in her treatment and I think this is the way people handle things today. When you listen to her read this book you will feel like you are having a chat with her.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that Gilda narrated her own story. It is a sad story but a moving one. It makes you appreciate your own life and not to worry about the small things in life.


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

    This book made me appreciate her even more. She was lucky to have Gene Wilder with her. He sounds like he was pretty strong for her despite it being so difficult This must have taken a huge toll on him also.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elphie Ann Lawton, ok 05-02-13
    Elphie Ann Lawton, ok 05-02-13
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    "Gilda - Timeless"
    What made the experience of listening to It's Always Something the most enjoyable?

    Gilda Radner wrote this book as she was dying of a disease that could have been cured if caught early.
    She tells of her joys and depression, of wanting a family and losing a child.
    I normally don't like autobiographies, but this one is touching and brings us into her life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy E. Newman Oregon 01-08-13
    Nancy E. Newman Oregon 01-08-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Gilda, we miss you"
    Would you listen to It's Always Something again? Why?

    This was a heartbreak and listening to her own voice, a story you will not forget. The true story with all the pain and hope is unforgettable. thanks Gilda and family for sharing it.
    I will listen to it again someday.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coleen California 09-24-12
    Coleen California 09-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Sad and funny"

    This story was one I was interested in since I had a friend who died from the same Cancer a year later, and Gene Wilder was actually a support to the husband- so it was of personal interest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    angela whitehorse, yukon, Canada 08-22-12
    angela whitehorse, yukon, Canada 08-22-12 Member Since 2012

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    "The something is from the heart"
    If you could sum up It's Always Something in three words, what would they be?

    A story about Gilda's life, love and her struggle for that. She is an inspiration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how she told it; where she came from, what she did and how she fought cancer, her life with Gene and his support.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wendykenney. Mesa, AZ, United States 10-01-06
    Wendykenney. Mesa, AZ, United States 10-01-06
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    "Thank you Gilda!"

    Thank you Gilda for leaving us this wonderful gift; a glimpse into your world, read by you. It's precious and meaningful and reminds us all of how fragile life really is. Cherish each day. A must read for anyone who's been affected by cancer or touched by Gilda.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 12-14-05
    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 12-14-05 Member Since 2002

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    "Worth the price to hear Gilda again"

    I read this book many years ago just after Gilda Radner died and was affected by it. I saw this on audible read by the author and couldn't resist. It was worth the price just to hear Gilda tell her own story. She was a beautiful, funny, talented and intellegent woman who lost one hell of a fight against cancer. The story was told a month before she died and she was full of hope for survival. She fought the good fight.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    fran River Ridge, La, United States 11-10-12
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    "THERE'S ONLY ONE GILDA"
    What made the experience of listening to It's Always Something the most enjoyable?

    I read her book when it was published,in fact I read it twice. It was such a joy to hear Gilda's own voice telling her own story this time around. She was such a blessing andan amazingly talented comic.


    What other book might you compare It's Always Something to and why?

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

    never before


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

    The amazing opportunities I created and the ones I had no control over.


    Any additional comments?

    n/a

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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