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Publisher's Summary

A witty, warm, and inspiring memoir from E News! host, Fashion Police panelist, red-carpet correspondent, author, and reality show star Giuliana Rancic.

Giuliana Rancic is best known for interviewing A-listers on the red carpet and E! News, skewering their shocking style choices on Fashion Police, and giving viewers a front-row seat to her marriage and family life on her reality show, Giuliana & Bill. What fans may not know is that she learned English from Eddie Murphy, got her American citizenship so she could be a beauty queen, and used to have a bad habit of stealing cars for fun.

Giuliana bares this and so much more in her hilarious, warm, and inspiring memoir, Going off Script. From a young age she dreamed of being a TV anchorwoman, but because of her inclination toward mischief and away from schoolwork, her path to her dream job was far from straight. After a fateful (and mortifying) encounter with the late Senator Ted Kennedy, she learned that Hollywood news was where she belonged. Thankfully for listeners, this epiphany led her to a bounty of LA misadventures (featuring notables such as Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Russell Crowe) and an entertaining behind-the-scenes perspective on what our favorite celebrities are really like.

In spite of her glamorous Hollywood life, however, Giuliana could not escape some rockier times, including her battles with infertility and breast cancer. Here, for the first time, she reveals the whole truth behind her well-publicized struggles and the highly controversial decisions she had to make. And, of course, at the heart of it all are the two loves of her life who keep her strong through everything: her husband, Bill, and her son, Duke.

Candid, funny, and poignant, Going off Script is an autobiography that proves you don't always have to follow the rules to get the life you've always dreamed of.

©2015 Giuliana Rancic (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Love G

Would you listen to Going off Script again? Why?

Probably, G was real. She is one fouled mouth lady, but I love it. If you do not like swearing this is not the book for you. I was hoping she'd have more Hollywood dirt, but the over all story was good.

What other book might you compare Going off Script to and why?

No sure, maybe Jennie Garth's autobiography.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

She was very newsreporter for this book. Loved her "just go with it" attitude of the book, but a little more emotion or depth would have been nice to hear. I felt she just read through it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I love G and Bill and have followed them throughout the years. I would for sure recommend this book to another fan, but if you are not a fan than you probably wont enjoy the book.

Any additional comments?

I just love how "real" she is. She is CRAZY, but I love that about her. Not afraid to show her true self!

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  • bethann
  • milwaukee, WI, United States
  • 04-12-15

who would've known?

I was glad the author narrated the book.
I was surprised by her feisty personality -and
teenage antics. In the age of reality TV and "too much info" , I gained a new respect for her by listening to her tell her story without commercials.

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A must read if you love Giuliana Rancic

I loved reading her story it was funny, touching and overall great if you are a fan of Giuliana don't hesitate to listen!

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Same as reality show...

I am a fan, but if you watched the reality that's pretty much it... Added some childhood memories that were enjoyable. At times it felt like Giuliana was full of herself, always pointing how she was always right or how she's above celebrities... I really wanted to like this book, but I found myself rolling my eyes with certain Diva-like comments when it was interview related stories, obviously I liked the already known story of IVF's, cancer etc. I cheered for you before and it's still inspiring but I guess I didn't want an exact description of each episode again... I have DVR... I was eager to finish the book only so I could review it...

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A Compelling & In-depth Look at Giuliana Rancic

I enjoyed this book, especially hearing it from Giuliana herself. It is honest, funny and heartfelt. Who knew she was such a hellion as a kid? It makes me like her that much more.

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  • nancy
  • Panama City, FL, United States
  • 04-26-15

Poor Little Princess

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Maybe.....if you are into a fluff Hollywood story.

If you’ve listened to books by Giuliana Rancic before, how does this one compare?

Have not read anything else.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

While I appreciate her agony and fear of a cancer diagnosis.....she is certainly not the first woman to have survived it. And with her wealth and connections, being able to arrange a conference call of experts to help her make a decision leaves me cold and hopefully she is aware that many cannot do that and must make a difficult decision alone or with family. I hope she is aware of how fortunate she is. And the endless "fear of flying" got obnoxious, especially when she was able to fly her and her new baby home on a private jet. Really G....get over yourself!

Was Going off Script worth the listening time?

Yes, but with some reservations. She occasionally comes across as a pompous Hollywood princess. Many don't have the ability to weigh all the options you have. And when you and Bill needed to "sell your mansion" in Illinois as it had too many rooms....OMG.

Any additional comments?

Please don't inflict any of your paranoia onto your sweet son.

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telling it like it is

What about Giuliana Rancic’s performance did you like?

Having Giuliana narrate her story makes it real. Being a TV personality, her voice makes the story real to her. An easy listen.

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

There were some chuckles as well as teary moments.

Any additional comments?

An easy listen.

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A must read!

I love Giuliana! I feel like I can relate to her stories! Listening to this book was like listening to a friend!!

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such an enjoyable book a must listen

such a enjoyable book a definite must listen made my airplane ride seem less stressful

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  • Kelly
  • Colorado Springs
  • 09-12-16

Hilarious sometimes. Open and Raw at all times.

Giuliana Rancic gives herself to these pages by allowing herself to be open, real and true. She doesn't shy away from the tough topics, or hide from stories that do not always portray her in the perfect light sought by most in Hollywood. She allows herself to sometimes sound vain, sometimes shallow, and in doing so she allows the reader to like her more and respect her more. She becomes the friend whom you want to drink with on a Friday and lunch with on a Monday. She becomes the friend whom you want to hold and soothe after her horrific battles with infertility and cancer. She is likable, smart and funny. This is a first-rate memoir. I am so glad that she read it herself as I do not believe anyone else would have been believable reading her story.

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  • Jaeste
  • 04-21-16

you will enjoy if you have followed Giuliana

Quite the wild child really and determined to succeed...I enjoyed the book as I have followed Giuliana (and Bill) for a while now

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  • 04-08-16

Really interesting and poignant

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So usually when you watch the celebrity gossip programs, you are forgiven for thinking that the presenters are as shallow as the program's content! However, this was an interesting insight into her life and very sad health issues.

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  • lidija
  • 02-05-16

amazing....awesome.....

If you could sum up Going off Script in three words, what would they be?

fun reading it will make you laugh and cry and be posiive about life.....!!!! She is amazing and she is narrator big big plus!!!!

What did you like best about this story?

everything.....from her childhood to her success @ E News

Have you listened to any of Giuliana Rancic’s other performances? How does this one compare?

i watch fashion police and red carpet.....and her reality show....

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

a lot i must say.....

Any additional comments?

its just one of those amazing books.......nice voice as well

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  • jess
  • 01-18-16

Beautiful and real

loved it! Omg the strength of this woman inspires me so much! great to listen to her voice conveys all the emotions perfectly!!

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  • mary
  • 12-02-15

Love love love!!

If you're a fan then you'll love this book. Beautifully written. I didn't want it to end!

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  • Carla
  • 07-27-15

Wish there was more substance

I've watched Giuliana for years so was really interested on hearing her talk about her childhood, cancer and infertility issues. While her telling of the story was great - there just wasn't much substance to it. Her memoir made her appear shallow, vain and at some points I felt like it was a session of major brown nosing to other celebrities. I was disappointed but don't regret listening to it.