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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The one and only autobiography by the iconic Lucille Ball, hailed by TV Guide as the “#1 Greatest TV Star of All Time.”

Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words.

The story of the ingenue from Jamestown, New York, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. In her own inimitable style, she tells of their life together—both storybook and turbulent; intimate memories of their children and friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton.

Here is the lost manuscript that her fans and loved ones will treasure. Here is the laughter. Here is the life. Here’s Lucy...

“The comic actress in her own words…intensely moving.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Filled with light and laughter.” —New York Times Book Review

©1996 Desilu, Too L.L.C. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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What a great book

Lucie Arnez , did a great narrative. She sounds just like her mom , you could tell it was a labor of love to her mom and dad.

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Loved it!!

I found this book to be very entertaining and enlightening, so much so I listened to it twice. I love that Lucille's daughter was the narrator. She did an excellent job bringing her mother's story to life.

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Loved it from beginning to end.

I've always been a Lucy fan. I loved the stories and I loved the narration by Lucie Arnaz. I just wish it had been longer.

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Not much new here.

If you're reading this to find anything juicy or really honest about her marriage to Desi you will be sorely disappointed. She never really even addresses what happened. This was mostly about her childhood and her career.

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Short and Sweet

Maybe relied too heavily on the contents of those letters. The made for TV movie by Luci Arnaz had more interesting content and emotion.

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I DO Love Lucy!

I thoroughly enjoyed this tape!!! I didn't really enjoy the parts wherein she speaks of ALL the films, etc. she had been involved with. I really liked the autobiography of her life, upbringing,& personality traits that made her the success that she was. I could identify with the persistence, needs, hunger, and determination to succeed! I truly loved the show as a kid and reruns as an adult, and I will still watch them today when I see them advertised on the tv. I WAS surprised at the depth of Desi. I had only heard about his womanizing! He was really intelligent, sensitive, and compassionate about his life, his business dealings, and the people around him. I even enjoyed the other shows after the I Love Lucy series. She was truly a great comedian and a good actress- right up there with Katherine Hepburn!

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I love Lucy

Anything Lucy always has my heart and this being the one book written by Ms Ball her self from her perspective. Also narrated by her daughter. The story is so worth taking a chance on.

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Pleasure Reading!

Very interesting memoir. Tales of early N.Y.C. life and fashion every woman would be curious about. An extraordinary life recounted in a lullaby.

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Lucy Arnaz is amazing.

Love this book and Lucy Arnaz is an amazing narrator. I completely picture her mother telling her own story.

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very sweet story

I thought it was a very endearing read of Mrs. Balls life. I would listen to it again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-24-18

I still love Lucy

From Ireland only knowing of Lucy a few years I am in love with his book. So warm and enjoyable. A must for fans.

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  • Colin McIntosh
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Fascinating

Having listened to biographies of Lucy and Desi, to hear Lucy’s own words read by her daughter was really fascinating as it both contradicted and confirmed much of what one has heard. It’s such a shame it stops at Redhead on broadway but it’s a completely absorbing listen.