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Full Circle

From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again
Narrated by: Andrea Barber
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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She grew up in front of the world on the beloved sitcom Full House, but then actress Andrea Barber abruptly left Hollywood. Why did she leave and what did she do for 20 years out of the spotlight before returning to television? This is her funny and inspiring memoir of fame, heartache, resilience - and the reboot of a lifetime....

When Kimmy Gibbler burst into the Tanners' home on Full House in 1987, audiences immediately connected with the confident and quirky pre-teen character, played by 10-year-old actress Andrea Barber. During an eight-season run on one of the most popular series of the '80s and '90s, Andrea came of age in front of millions. But she was as far removed from her character as a girl can get. The introverted young star was plagued with self-doubt, insecurities, and debilitating anxieties that left her questioning her identity after the show's cancelation. Andrea wouldn't return to the public eye until 2016, for Fuller House. So what happened in those intervening decades that Andrea jokingly calls "the lost years"? 

For starters, Andrea never stopped working. But it was on a series of life-changing transitions: earning a college degree, then a Master's, building a career in international education, getting married, and starting a family. She also faced some unforeseeable transitions: navigating a sudden divorce after nearly 12 years of marriage, and second-guessing her capabilities as a single mother. But it was her devastating bout with post-partum anxiety and depression that derailed Andrea's life - and became a crucial turning point. 

Full Circle is a raw, refreshingly honest look into the life of a celebrity who has never been fully comfortable in the spotlight. Here Andrea shares her deeply personal struggles with mental health in a way she has never done before. She opens up about fighting her way back and finding solace - while finding herself - all before her life came full circle with her costars and lifelong friends on Fuller House. Sharing her journey from child star, to champion of mental health, and back to stardom, Andrea writes in a way that feels like catching up with an old friend. 

You'll laugh, reminisce, and finally get to know the woman behind the zany next-door neighbor.

©2019 Andrea Barber (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Wow. I LOVED this book!

Andrea managed to put into words how I felt/feel struggling with anxiety and depression, recovering from divorce, and being a single mom. I laughed. I cried. I felt so understood. Thank you Andrea! I am amazed at how down to earth this book is. One of my favorite memoirs to date.

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Totally relatable!

I don’t usually listen to a lot of memoirs, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Andrea is so down to earth and genuine and I appreciated the honestly in which she shared her struggles with anxiety and depression. I completely related to her as a working mom struggling with anxiety, raising kids, and putting your children first, always. Her life was very interesting and she’s an awesome narrator!

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Incredible story

I can’t thank Andrea enough for writing this book. It spoke to my soul. Everything I couldn’t put into words about anxiety and depression she did. Her performance was amazing. You can hear emotion when she’s talking about the hard times. I will listen to this more than once.

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Loved it!!

Full Circle offered such a real and relatable look into mental health. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to understand mental illness a little bit more. I also thought it was great that Andrea Barber narrated her own story! I am a Full House fan, a Fuller House fan, and a Full Circle fan.

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A very good read

This book has given me so much courage. Thank you Andrea for sharing your life with the world. I bought this book because I saw a comment on how it helped a reader with her anxiety. I am struggling with my own anxiety so I figured why not. I got so much more from this book than I ever expected. So happy I made that purchase!

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Relatable

A very relatable story that doesn't get shared often enough. Andrea needs a big THANK YOU for speaking her truth, the good bad and ugly of it.

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Well done and thank you

Well done! Thank you for sharing your story. ❤️ I highly recommend this book, especially if you grew up on Full House like I did!

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Loved it!!!

I loved listening to this book and I loved it even more that it was narrated by the author. It was interesting, real and relatable, and I often found myself tearing up along with her as she was reading.

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WONDERFUL

So touching, entertaining and therapeutic. I love how honest she was about her anxiety, i completely related

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AMAZING!!

Such a great story! honest and heart worming to say the very least! Andra is such an amazing person, down to earth, funny, polite and respectful!

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  • 11-23-19

So honest and inspirational

Am amazing story and so well written and read, well done Andrea Barber great job

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  • sarah marrie
  • 12-29-19

Relatable audiobook

I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I,m glad that I picked it up. I found that Andraya Barber came across as really relatable, and I think the author gives a perfect performance as narrator.