My Way of Life

Narrated by: Joan Crawford
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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An incredible recording of Joan Crawford reading her book, My Way of Life. Originally recorded in 1973, it was recently remastered from the original LP records. Hear the unabridged edition performed by the one and only Joan Crawford.

From Grand Hotel to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Joan Crawford played some of the finest parts Hollywood had to offer, establishing a reputation as the most spectacular diva on the silver screen. Even when the cameras quit rolling, her life never stopped being over-the-top. In My Way of Life, a cult classic that was first published in 1971, Crawford shares her secrets.

Part memoir, part self-help book, part guide to being fabulous, My Way of Life advises the listener on everything from throwing a small dinner party for 18 to traveling abroad to getting the most out of a marriage. Featuring tips on fashion, makeup, etiquette, and everything in between, it is an irresistible look at an era when movie stars were pure class, and Crawford was at the top of the heap.

©1971 Joan Crawford (P)2017 Graymalkin Media, LLC

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Fascinating!

She is amazingly candid! You will enjoy listening for hours.

Thanks for publishing this audio AS IT IS.

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Fun if Joan Fan

Interesting to hear Joan narrate and the views and trends of social etiquette 1970 style

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Her way

I loved that Joan Crawford herself read this book. At times you could hear her turning pages, or traffic noises outside. I won't say that I agree with her way of life, but I did find it very interesting. If you are a fan of this amazing lady, you will want to listen to this book in her voice and in her own words.

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This is pure Joan Crawford!!!!!

I love this book!!! Mostly for the fact that I can hear Joan Crawford's voice! It takes me back to my childhood, when we lived in the same building. She really was a very wonderful lady!!!!! You have to listen to this book....it will take you back !

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I loved it

I especially liked how it was being ready by Ms Crawford herself. very nice touch to the experience.

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Nice to listen to Joan talk for a few hours

Almost surreal to hear Joan Crawford talking through my car speakers. She was very sure of herself and what she likes/dislikes. It is a bit old fashioned and vapid but also very interesting and some of her tips are very practical even today.

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a rare and historical treat

to have Joan Crawford's autobiography read to us by Joan Crawford herself... that in itself is worth every penny.in some ways Joan Crawford sounds way ahead of her time, and in other passages we can see how far humanity and society has come since the book was narrated.

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Incredible! Must be a Joan fan to appreciate .

Camp at its finest! so glad to have found this. Super fans will die! Brilliant!

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Very interesting

It is very interesting to hear Joan's voice read her book. I respect her overall life philosophy. However, she doesn't get beyond superficial viewpoints and her instructions on entertaining and such are quite extensive, to the point of boredom. She shares nothing much of her past movie career, talks a lot about her last husband, Pepsi, and eating habits, exercise, beauty regimen, etc. Even so, it was a fun listen.

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What a kick of fun!

This is truly a story about her way of living and filled with her sense of values and propriety. Of course, it is outdated in some ways, but to me, it was like a transport back in time. Her version of what a lady should be. It couldn't be more perfect to have her read her own words. I found it humorous at times as she in some spots was out of touch with the regular person who couldn't afford to do the things she could do. However, even in those instances she spoke from her heart and didn't realize that the rest of us couldn't really be able to live like that. Her heart shone through in every page.

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  • Suhair
  • 03-11-19

Love this!

I just love Joan Crawford. To me she is the epitome of Hollywood stardom. I have actually heard this before online but I wanted to buy it because I just love hearing her speak (in her own wonderful voice) about a sensibility that sadly no longer exist in our days. If you're a fan of old fashion and movies, this is a beautiful book to hear by one of the great ladies of entertainment.

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  • val wisden
  • 10-18-18

wasn't for me.

couldn't get into this book, but still a great fan of Joan and all her films

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  • RHSCOT
  • 03-03-18

Amazing, total legend!

Would you listen to My Way of Life again? Why?

Absolutely, endless advice and rules for everything from cleaning, dinner parties, fashion, beauty and gracious living.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joan Crawford.

What does Joan Crawford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Joan is reading the book and chuckles at her own little jokes and stories.

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

Yes

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  • David2035
  • 08-13-18

Love Joan Crawford

Loved this book! So many good tips and tricks to help you with your life. Some things she says are quite dated and old fashioned but most of the book he gives lovely advice. The ideal book for any Joan Crawford fan