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  • Wishful Drinking

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,450

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Perspective....

  • By Allan on 12-22-08

Wishful drinking

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-10

Ms. Fisher continues her story of addiction. I found her to be less than respectful, sarcastic if not caustic about those she includes in the story both family and others. It seems there is an effort made to name drop and dish the nasty about those for whom she is less than kind.

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  • In the President's Secret Service

  • Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
  • By: Ronald Kessler
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 359

Secret Service agents, acting as human surveillance cameras, observe everything that goes on behind the scenes in the president's inner circle. Ronald Kessler reveals what they have seen, providing startling, previously untold stories about the presidents, from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as about their families, Cabinet officers, and White House aides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inside more than just the Secret Service

  • By Walter on 10-24-11

In the Presidents Secret Service

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-10

I found this book fascinating to learn of just some of the policies, procedures and actions of Secret Service staff. The book is writing in third person after interviews with retired or past Secret Service agents. The idiosyncrasies of the first families are enjoyable, some confirming my thoughts and others very surprising. The work of this service of pretty amazing and awe inducing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

  • A Memoir of Going Home
  • By: Rhoda Janzen
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 184

The same week her husband of 15 years ditches her for a guy he met on Gay.com, a partially inebriated teenage driver smacks her VW Beetle head-on. Marriage over, body bruised, life upside-down, Rhoda does what any sensible 43-year-old would do: She goes home. But hers is not just any home. It's a Mennonite home, the scene of her painfully uncool childhood and the bosom of her family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's OK

  • By Dotty on 01-05-10

Mennonite in a little black dress

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-10

II enjoyed this book. Ms Janzen enlightens regarding the life in a Mennonite family and most importantly
explains the decisions she has made regarding her faith and the resulting course her life, marriage and work.

I found the reader to present the literature in a dull and rather sarcastic way.

  • The Art of Mending

  • By: Elizabeth Berg
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

As soon as she arrives at her family's annual reunion, Laura Bartone realizes that something is not right with her sister. Wrapped up in past events, Caroline is the family's black sheep. When she confronts Laura and their brother with devastating allegations about their mother, the three have a difficult time reconciling their varying experiences in the same house. But a sudden misfortune will lead them all to face the past, their own culpability, and their common need for love and forgiveness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Berg never disappoints

  • By Linda on 03-14-09

Berg never disappoints

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-09

Elizabeth Berg has a terrific insight into secrets of all things "relationship." This work visits the lives of two sisters, their mother and the damage of secrets of the past.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful