Regular price: $24.50

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

A personal and inspirational memoir from Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, focused on her amazing transformation as she embraced a healthy lifestyle and lost over 80 pounds.

Soulful and sultry, Jennifer Hudson wowed the world with her powerful voice in American Idol's third season, and then took Hollywood by storm with a star turn in Dreamgirls that won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But before we knew her as an American Idol standout, Jennifer was singing in her church choir in the Southside of Chicago. This uplifting memoir tells the story of Jennifer's meteoric rise from American Idol to Dreamgirls to her amazing weight loss on the megablockbuster Weight Watchers diet plan. With the Weight Watchers brand endorsing her, Jennifer gives her fans tips for embracing a healthy lifestyle in order to lose weight and reclaim their bodies.

Full of stories from her American Idol days, her experience acting in Dreamgirls, and how her son inspired her to want to live healthfully, this book is a gift for her millions of fans and an inspiration for anyone struggling with weight issues.

©2012 Jennifer Hudson (P)2012 Penguin Audio

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    11
  • 1 Stars
    5

Performance

  • 3.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    6

Story

  • 3.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

An ad for weight watchers

I enjoyed her story until she got to the part about weight watchers. I sympathize with her journey as I also struggle with weight issues. I also like the weight watchers program and I am a member online. But this book turned into a weight watchers commercial. It felt like that part of the book was written by a weight watchers PR person rather than Jennifer. At one point in the book she became very defensive about people who had different opinions about her. I enjoyed two thirds of this book but the last third . . . not so much.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

She is happy she has changed her life with WW

Any additional comments?

Of course she is going to sing the praises of WW. Weight Watchers helped her change her life for the better and made her slimmer and Healthier. I don't blame her for talking about WW, in fact I would have been disappointed if she had not discussed it. She is also trying to help others to get slimmer and healthier too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Leslie
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 12-16-12

Don't look down

What made the experience of listening to I Got This the most enjoyable?

I loved that she kept it positive, even with the tragedy she suffered. She spoke of it very briefly and kept looking up and ahead!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the fact that she never let anything or anyone keep he down.. She wasnt afraid to share her wieght loss struggles. Even after her wieght loss she faced her "haters" with grace.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Shanelle Gabriel?

Yes

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

It made me smile! She is very positive and encouraging!

Any additional comments?

I've been up and down with my wieght. Lately more up than down. But Jennifer is really encouraging. And she's living proof that it can be done, in a balanced and healthy way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Crystal
  • Shreveport, LA United States
  • 08-08-12

Nice Listen

Where does I Got This rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Close to the top, but not 5 stars like "The Help" and a few others

Would you recommend I Got This to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, only because of her personal triumph with Weight Watchers and the encouragment that she has brought ot so many others in her family to live a more healthy life.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Shanelle Gabriel?

possibly...I could hear Jennifer in her voice. She certainly seemed to have her "whatever" attitude. Unfortuntately, I thought Jennifer was reading it thats why I bought it. It only disappointed me mentally-Shanielle did a great job!

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

"Whatever"!

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed that while Jennifer spoke more of her weight loss than anything, she did not really speak of her personal tragedies in 2008 and how she was able to deal and heal. I believe this could've been a 2 fold book of deliverance for many readers (listeners) had she done that. To oversome self esteem issues, healthy living and triumph over tragedy-it would've been a "10". I do understand that perhaps sh ewas just trying to focus on the good.Altogether, goo book...i would read agin if I had to

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

INSPIRING

If you could sum up I Got This in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, uplifting, enouraging

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jennifer Hudson battled the weight and won the battle. She inspired me to get back on the Weight Watchers Plan.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

It was okay.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Most of us struggle with certain issues so it is nice to know that celebs do also. But she comes of a little snide.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

ehhh, no reaction.

What three words best describe Shanelle Gabriel???s performance?

i don't know

Did I Got This inspire you to do anything?

It was insprining to hear that Jennifer never gave up<br/>

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Nicole
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 02-13-12

Interesting story - weak narration

What did you love best about I Got This?

I really enjoyed the inside scoop about the American Idol audition process. I also found it very ineteresting that the culture in which Jennifer grew up left her with the impression that there was nothing wrong with her extra weight or the way she was eating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Got This?

Jennifer's shock and disappointment at how some of her fans effectively

Would you listen to another book narrated by Shanelle Gabriel?

No, I did not enjoy Ms. Gabriel's narration. Her tone and choice of pronunciation for some words, such as asked, left me feeling like she was narrating for a specific audience - specifically a teenage, African-American girl. I appreciate that she was perhaps trying to emulate Jennifer as much as possible, but I would have enjoyed a more neutral delivery much more.

Any additional comments?

I appreciate that Jennifer feels she owes a lot to her faith in her religion, but I feel like there was too much emphasis put on this aspect of her ability to lose weight and get healthy. I don't like to think that people (such as me) would be discouraged about their own ability to achieve successful weight loss without the help of the diety of his or her choice. I really wanted to hear more about how she worked the Weight Watchers program.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Starts strong, ends predictably

Would you try another book from Jennifer Hudson and/or Shanelle Gabriel?

I would definitely like to read more memoir-style writings from Ms. Hudson. Her re-telling of certain moments in her career were very emotional, especially for fans who have been following her since American Idol.

What didn’t you like about Shanelle Gabriel’s performance?

I don't understand how some words were embarrassingly mispronounced!

Did I Got This inspire you to do anything?

Ultimately, the book (and the Weight Watchers PR team/possible ghost writer) did succeed in helping re-kindle my excitement about losing weight and getting healthy again.

Any additional comments?

For the next one, leave the WW propaganda out, give us more of Jennifer - that's what we really want.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

great book.

this is a great book. the story moved along at a pace. she told the story without it becoming stagnant. I recommend this book to anyone.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • tina
  • United States
  • 11-16-13

Pretty good!

Would you listen to I Got This again? Why?

Was a good read. I do adore her! I would recommend it. I was surprised by some of the things she wrote about. But would of liked to of known more.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

.

What about Shanelle Gabriel’s performance did you like?

.

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

.

Any additional comments?

.