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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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    Nicole 04-01-15
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    "Stories read by the authors are best"

    The thing that makes this tale different is that it's just red wine and pain pills and cigarettes. It's everybody's neighbor or sis in law that never thinks they really have a problem, and that makes it a different kind of good.

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    shelly in baton rouge Baton Rouge, LA United States 03-12-15
    shelly in baton rouge Baton Rouge, LA United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Kristen Johnston's voice!"

    Is wonderful!! If she's worried about wrinkles/pimples and being middle aged is begging her Hollywood career- she should make a living reading/recording audiobooks. I liked her book- but it's definitely her voice and delivery that made this a stand out.
    The story was much like other addicted actress stories- but well worth the listen.

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    luis 02-28-15
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    "Amazing read! Loved it"

    This book made me laugh and cry (sometimes at the same time). Johnston was humorous insightful and moving. I thought it the book was going to be another tell all Hollywood book but it was so much more than that. The book details Johnston's struggles to get out of addiction and for self acceptance. She does this with great wit and humor. The book is relatable and has life lessons for everyone. I hope Ms Johnston writes more!

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    DV Sedona, AZ 02-11-15
    DV Sedona, AZ 02-11-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Treacherous, hilarious, and wonderful"

    Great listen. Highly recommend. Raw and real. Entertaining and funny. Apparently audible wants all the words. Four words remaining now.

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    Kimberly 02-06-15
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    This story is excellent & great to listen to!
    Would highly recommend. Wanted to hear more!
    Honest & funny! Delightfully entertaining to listen to!

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    Sheri Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 01-24-15
    Sheri Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 01-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Real, Raw and Bold"

    Kristen Johnston has a career as an audiobook narrator, if she wants it. Her narration of her own story was just spot on. The story itself was a terrifying tale of how addiction can sneak up and bite you in the most unexpected ways.

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    John 01-23-15
    John 01-23-15
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    "Best book ever"

    I love Kristen Johnston for her honest raw material. She is an amazing soul and I thank her for her recovery and in helping me with mine through this book.

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    Drew Wisconsin (USA) 01-23-15
    Drew Wisconsin (USA) 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I don't read/listen many books...This is a must!"

    amazing read! Kristen shares her story honestly but with such humor, perfect combination! I don't read read many books, but when I heard her interviewed about this I just felt compelled to read. I love Kristen Johnson and just new her audible version would be great. I could relate to her story and listen with a great deal of chuckles asking the way! highly recommend.

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    Suzy 01-15-15
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    "Just what I was looking for"

    I wanted to listen to a funny, interesting, emotional biographic take and that's exactly what I got. I wish it had been a little longer and had delved more into the after-effects of becoming sober, but overall this was a great book with an outstanding performance.

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    B. Ferris Houston, TX 01-07-15
    B. Ferris Houston, TX 01-07-15
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    "I felt like there should be more..."

    This was a good story but there was very little time spent on how she got sober and stays that way. I felt like the book was cut short in missing those details. Performance was good and so was the story.

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