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My Mother Was Nuts Audiobook
My Mother Was Nuts
Written by: 
Penny Marshall
Narrated by: 
Penny Marshall
My Mother Was Nuts Audiobook

My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

Most people know Penny Marshall as the director of Big and A League of Their Own. What they don’t know is her trailblazing career was a happy accident. In this funny and intimate memoir, Penny takes us from the stage of The Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to Hollywood’s star-studded sets, offering up some hilarious detours along the way.

My Mother Was Nuts is an intimate backstage pass to Penny’s personal life, her breakout role on The Odd Couple, her exploits with Cindy Williams and John Belushi, and her travels across Europe with Art Garfunkel on the back of a motorcycle. We see Penny get married. And divorced. And married again (the second time to Rob Reiner). We meet a young Carrie Fisher, whose close friendship with Penny has spanned decades. And we see Penny at work with Tom Hanks, Mark Wahlberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert De Niro, and Whitney Houston.

Throughout it all, from her childhood spent tap dancing in the Bronx, to her rise as the star of Laverne & Shirley, Penny lived by simple rules: “try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” With humor and heart, My Mother Was Nuts reveals there’s no one else quite like Penny Marshall.

©2012 Penny Marshall (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Rebecca Rogers 04-14-16
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    "Meh"

    It didn't really engage me...maybe another time. GOD! Twenty words really? How many is this?

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    theresa sarmiento 04-09-16
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    "laughed so loud I had to leave the house."

    I started the book early in the morning. I was laughing so much I had to leave not to wake anyone. My friend Kimberly and I played Laverne and Shirley as girls. I was Laverne so when I saw the familiar photo on the cover. I had to read the book. Thank you for the great laughs. I finished it in one day.

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    AnnShamrock Las Vegas 03-22-16
    AnnShamrock Las Vegas 03-22-16 Member Since 2015

    Thank God for Audio books and audible!

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    "I ENJOYED THIS VERY MUCH. Penny is very funny!!"
    What made the experience of listening to My Mother Was Nuts the most enjoyable?

    minimum of 15 words? well, I just loved listening to her. her voice alone made me laugh.
    I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much reading it myself. AUDIO BOOKS ARE THE BEST INVENTION EVER!!!


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Penny marshal its a must! I had forgotten about her being on the very first episode of 'Saturday Night Live' and all the great movies she directed. I LOVED THIS BOOK!

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    Evonne Austin, Texas 03-22-16
    Evonne Austin, Texas 03-22-16

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    "A hoot and very raw."
    Would you consider the audio edition of My Mother Was Nuts to be better than the print version?

    Audio Books for me are always better. However I have not read the book so I could not comment on that.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of My Mother Was Nuts?

    The ninja robbers story.


    What about Penny Marshall’s performance did you like?

    I love it. She is a no frills kinda of lady and it shows. She doesn't strike me as loved by all who meet her but definitely loved by those that can get past her no nonsense demeanor. You are either full of s&*^ or you aren't in her book.


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

    When she found out her mom had dementia and her mothers death.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this to all that can get past a rough exterior. I think Penny's bark is louder than her bite. She has a soft spot for the crazies.

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    Amazon Customer Fayetteville, AR USA 03-18-16
    Amazon Customer Fayetteville, AR USA 03-18-16

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    "Funny, poignant and very "Lavern"
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    A very good biography. No over sharing, just the highlights and interesting moments. A few emotional moments, very real. Felt like I was being told personally.

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    anniebow 01-19-16
    anniebow 01-19-16
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    "A book that keeps on going."

    I was a big fan of Your TV shows & Movies you Directed. Your Friends
    Still friends that kool The book keep me interested all the way. Thanks for writing it & For me Reading it aloud. Thank You, Julie Magill

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    Susan Marie Miami FL USA 11-23-15
    Susan Marie Miami FL USA 11-23-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Wonderfully Honest and Fascinating"

    Her voice, humor, and talent shine through in this well written and honest autobiography! Things we would never know, shared by a remarkably talented and strong willed woman. A great read, enhanced by Whispersync!

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    Janice Hendersonville, TN, United States 11-12-15
    Janice Hendersonville, TN, United States 11-12-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Who was nuts?"

    The narrator did a good job. I did not enjoy the book. I definitely struggled to finish it. The subject matter was all wrong for me.

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    HADun 11-02-15
    HADun 11-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Thank you Penny."

    This is hands down my favorite autobiography. It was awesome hearing Penny's small world. Sometimes I'm amazed by my small world. The greats...including Penny that came from the Bronx is awe inspiring. I loved the book/audio. I laughed, cried, and laughed some more. I listen while driving so I enjoyed my drives for quite some time. Sometimes sharing it with my passenger. I can't recommend this book highly enough especially for a Penny Marshall fan.

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    Anandi 10-26-15
    Anandi 10-26-15
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    "Funny, talented and smart"

    Penny is a wonderful story teller, and she has an amazingly fascinating life. It's a thoroughly entertaining and illuminating memoir, and she tells it like it is. I have already listened to it twice.

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